Second Pontiac Music Festival

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The Ramblin’ Valley Band

Gaëtan Forgues

FORT-COULONGE – Over two hundred people attended the second annual Pontiac Music Festival at the Pontiac Conference Centre, November 21.


The Ramblin’ Valley Band

Gaëtan Forgues

FORT-COULONGE – Over two hundred people attended the second annual Pontiac Music Festival at the Pontiac Conference Centre, November 21.
The evening began with a performance by Louis Schryer, four-time Canadian Grand Master Champion Fiddler, accompanied by pianist extraordinaire Erin Lahey, who impressed
the crowd with their exceptional talents. In addition, Schyer’s two daughters, Kaitlyn and Chelsea,
entertained the crowd with their step dancing.
After a short intermission, “The Ramblin’ Valley’, a five piece band from Almonte, Ontario, demonstrated their multiple talents as band members switched instruments many times throughout their performance to play a variety of music genres such as blues, country, rock, and bluegrass.
Afterwards, the evening’s special guests, ‘The Secrets’, took the stage. The band, voted the Best Country Band of the East Coast, is composed of three long-time friends Karla Pilgrim, Terry Lynn Eddy and Renee Batten. The young trio from
St. John’s Newfoundland amazed the crowd with their harmonious voices. 
A light lunch was then served before the Ramblin’ Valley Band returned to
the stage, this time
accompanied by Schryer.
A silent auction for a variety of items donated
by local businesses and entrepreneurs was held throughout the evening, which raised $2,900 for the Bryson House.