Ellen Gawler first picked up the fiddle at age 7. She’s conversant in many styles, including Irish, Maritime, Quebecois, Shetland, and New England.
She has been a member of the Maine Country Dance Orchestra, Old Grey Goose, Trillium, Borovchani, Pine Hill Band, Village Harmony, Childsplay, and Ladies of the Lake. She also tours with her husband and 3 daughters as the Gawler Family.
Ellen has been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Master Artist/Apprenticeship Grant, to teach traditional Maine fiddling. As c0-founder of the Pineland Suzuki School, she directs the Pineland Fiddlers, an aspiring youth fiddle group who are dedicated to the traditional music of Main. Ellen is a Suzuki violin/fiddle teacher of 25 years, and continues to teach at Snow Pond School of the Arts, fiddle workshops, music camps and institutes and at her home in Belgrade.