Gawler Sisters, Konesni at Åarhus
Belfast — Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., will host a concert of the fun-loving, locally grown, folk-singing Gawler Sisters Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. They will be joined by the talented philharmonic farmer himself, singer/songwriter Bennett Konesni, in what promises to be an evening of wonderful music and beautiful harmonies.
Molly Gawler plays the fiddle and is a dancer who has toured internationally with Pilobolus Dance Theater as the lead in “Shadowland.” Elsie Gawler incorporates the cello into folk music with a range of chops, backup rhythms and innovative chord structures. She also is an avid painter, spinner, knitter and potter. Edith Gawler fills out the ensemble with rich, low vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship on banjo and fiddle. She also is a designer and farmer, along with husband Konesni. As a duo based in Belfast, the couple teach worksong workshops that seek to put the “culture” back in agriculture.
The group’s songbook is an extensive collection of traditional and original tunes in the Scots-Irish, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions. These folk-blues, gutsy worksongs and amusing odes to everyday life are delivered via a heartfelt, grassroots sense of community that will offer a post-Valentine’s Day glow.
Tickets at the door will be sliding scale, $8 to $16, with light refreshments. CDs will be available to purchase. For more information, visit aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.