spirited music! legendary gawker family band at mettabee farm in hillsdale, jan. 27

posted January 22, 2017

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Looking for  a way to keep moral up and marching after yesterday’s historic marches? Hudson Valley folks will have a great opportunity next weekend. Friday, January 27, 2017, from 7:00pm  9:00pm the Gawler Family Band will be playing raucous joyous Americana and folk from around the world. Find them at Mettabee Farm and Arts Center in Hillsdale New York. Information can be found on the farm website, which we’ve copy and pasted below the break. Read more about the band and its history here and listen to member Edith Gawler sing here.

John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith, and Elsie and son-inlaw Bennett Konesni bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano as well as a few surprises.

Whether they are crooning a poignant ballad or delivering a rollicking fiddle tune, their unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or humorous content.

Although the Gawlers may be best known for their extensive collection of dance tunes in the Scots-Irish and French Canadian traditions, their repertoire may include a gutsy ‘ Sweet Honey in the Rock’ a capella worksong or an amusing ode to everyday life.

With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, and with the CD Golden Thread to their credit, the Gawlers have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast.

$10 – $25 Suggested

Large Family Discounts OK!!

Tickets sold at the door! There is plenty of room!