Greg Boardman and Friends will present a concert of traditional and original folk music to benefit Waldoboro’s Waldo Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Brown Church, Route 32.

Harvest Moon Pizza will have its portable wood-fired pizza oven going across the street at the schoolhouse beginning 5:30 p.m., preparing pizzas on-site from local ingredients so concertgoers can get a bite to eat before the show.

The concert celebrates the release of master fiddler and composer Boardman’s newest album, “Le Frontier est Morte: Songs With and Without Words.” Boardman will be joined by Boston-based cellist Daniel Hawkins, Aidan Boardman on guitar and other friends. Considered one of northern New England's most influential musicians, Boardman is the founder of Maine Fiddle Camp in Montville and has inspired fiddlers in Maine and beyond for the past three decades. Boardman’s music draws from Franco-American musical traditions: he has been singing in French since childhood; and learned the intricacies of regional Downeast fiddling from Otto Saper and Simon St. Pierre. Boardman continues to share his expertise as a teacher of fiddle and traditional music in Auburn.

Admission for the concert portion of the evening is by a suggested donation of $12 for adults, free for children. Proceeds from this evening of beautiful music and great food will go toward restoring the historic Waldo Theatre.

“The board is grateful to the Little Brown Church for hosting this concert, the Round Pond School House for providing a dining space and Harvest Moon for donating the best pizza around,” said Waldo board member Janet McMahon, who remembers when the Pride of Maine Fiddle Festival was regularly held at the Waldo, drawing Boardman and other fiddlers from all over the state.

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