WALDOBORO — As part of the annual Maine Fall Fiddle Fest, The Waldo Theatre announces a series of workshops and a free youth fiddler showcase concert Saturday, Oct. 22.

Ben Foss hosts a guitar workshop at Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., at noon. Foss is a musician and luthier based in Brooks. He grew up in southern New England attending and playing for contra dances and building fiddles and banjos out of everything he could find. He first came to Maine Fiddle Camp in 2012 and hasn’t missed a session since.

Elsie Gawler teaches a cello workshop at The Waldo, 916 Main St., at 1 p.m., diving into the rich realm of traditional/fiddle music on the cello touching on melody playing, harmonies, chords and rhythm. Gawler is a multi-instrumentalist and songster rooted in Maine’s traditional folk music and culture. With her family, the Gawler Family Band, she has played throughout the state and beyond, sharing traditional fiddle tunes, songs and original works since she was 6 years old.

Greg Boardman holds a fiddle workshop at Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., at 1 p.m. The Lewiston-born fiddler is one of northern New England’s most influential musicians. Taught the intricacies of regional “Down East” fiddling by Otto Saper and Simon St. Pierre, Boardman has continued to share what he’s learned. The founder of the Maine Fiddle Camp, Boardman teaches fiddle and traditional music in the Auburn area.

From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a free youth fiddlers showcase at Broad Bay Church featuring Pineland Fiddlers — an aspiring group of young fiddlers, ages 8 to 18, directed by Ellen Gawler. Pineland Fiddlers has traveled to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, Scotland, Ireland and Quebec, playing for contradances, fairs and recording music. Pineland Fiddler’s own 17-year-old Owen Kennedy’s love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has captivated audiences from San Diego to the Shetland Islands and across New England. He was recently named the 2022 New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Champion.

This event is proudly sponsored and made possible with the support of The First National Bank, The Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Community Foundation.

All workshops require advance registration and are $10 for a 50-minute class. The youth concert is free to the public. For more information, visit thewaldotheatre.org.