Birds and Beans Coffee House Presents Lula Wiles at McLane Center

$ 15.00

Lula Wiles is a trio rooted in traditional folk music, but equally devoted to modern songcraft providing the perfect blend of modern and timeless. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger, contemporary grit and back again. Their three-part vocal harmonies and fiercely honest lyrics evoke vivid images of everyday life and faraway places. Drawing from deep wells of traditional old-time music, classic country and contemporary indie-folk-rock songwriting and arranging, Lula Wiles melds diverse influences to create a sound all their own. 

The three band members deftly swap instruments and frontwoman duties, with Ellie Buckland (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Isa Burke (vocals, guitar, fiddle) and Mali Obomsawin (vocal, bass) each contributing their own singularly expressive vocals, instrumental lines and songwriting. On stage, the band provides a tight, spirited and emotionally resonant live show.

The members of Lula Wiles have spent their lives grounded in songs. Born in Maine to musical families, (Isa’s parents are Susie Burke and David Surette) they began playing music together as kids at Maine Fiddle Camp, and eventually each made their way to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Isa and Ellie began performing as a duo in 2013, and Lula Wiles was born when Mali joined the band a year later. When Lula Wiles performs, the trio’s many years of friendship are clear from their effervescent vocal blend and electrifying musical chemistry.


Refreshments, including Birds and Beans bird-friendly coffee will be available for sale.

Reserve your seat(s): $15/NHA member; $20/non-member.  Seating is limited; tickets may be purchased on-line at by calling 224-9909 ext. 313. There are no physical tickets, when you purchase a "ticket" your name will be put on a list, then just check-in when you arrive.

Online reservations only available until 3pm on the day of the concert. After 3pm please call 603-224-9909 ext. 313, or purchase tickets at the door (while they last).