Join us for an evening of traditional live music and contra dancing featuring musicians – Greg Boardman, Jessie Boardman, and Chris Robley – who are widely recognized for their musicianship, knowledge, and creativity.
The evening will begin with a concert and light refreshments provided by Nezinscot Farm Store, followed by an hour of lively contra dancing. This joyful musical celebration will appeal to an audience of all ages. Greg Boardman will lead the audience in a traditional New England contra dance, an activity that is widely popular today. No previous dance experience is required.
Proceeds from the evening will go to support the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center nonprofit and help bring additional programming and events to the Turner community.
Jessie and Greg Boardman are longtime fiddlers and teachers in our area of Maine–Jessie teaching privately in her Suzuki-centered studio and Greg in the Lewiston Public Schools. They also teach at Maine Fiddle Camp, which Greg co-founded, and at the Sandy Island Suzuki Camp. As performers, they are frequent players at dances, concerts, fairs, and festivals around the state.
Chris Robley is a singer-songwriter and award-winning poet who’s made his home in the mill town of Lewiston, Maine. His orchestral indie-pop and folk music has been praised by The LA Times, The Boston Globe, NPR’s Second Stage, Performer, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published in POETRY Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry, and more. He is the winner of Boulevard’s Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers, a recipient of a Maine Literary Award in poetry, and was selected by Robert Pinsky as a finalist for the Dorset Prize.