Gather your friends this Friday November 10th , and come on out to the first fundraiser for Celtfest 2018, a Celtic music variety show in the Almonte Old Town Hall, 7:30 pm.
Tickets are available from all Organizing Committee members, at Baker Bob’s, on-line from Eventbrite.ca, and at the door, at a cost of $22 each.

Performers include Ramblin’ Valley Band, the Barley Shakers, Patrick Donnelly, and the Valley Voices Community Choir. Hailing from Ottawa, the Ramblin Valley Band features the talents of 5 guys playing a variety of instruments who deliver ‘hootin’, hollering’ blues, country, bluegrass, and rock and roll jams ‘all rolled into one sweet spread’. Everyone knows and loves Almonte’s Barley Shakers, a Celtic music group of eclectic musicians who perform a range of fiddling tunes from Old Celtic to Broadway show and popular songs. Patrick Donnelly is a well-loved fiddler from the Ottawa Valley, recently featured at the Celtfest Annual General Meeting. Valley Voices Community Choir lends singing to round the evening out with tunes to celebrate the local culture, reflecting their motto: ‘If you can walk you can dance; If you can talk you can sing’. In addition to the musical programme, beer and snacks will be available for purchase, as well as Celtfest and band swag.

It takes a lot of resources to offer festivals of the caliber of Almonte Celtfest , an event held every July for the past 21 years. This year’s organizers are determined to deliver, once again, the kind of festival which Ottawa Valley crowds appreciate and support. But they need your help building up to the 2018 festival with your support of these smaller fundraising events.

Watch also for upcoming details about the next Celtfest 2018 fundraiser, a Curling FUNspiel, scheduled to take place on Saturday January 20th. Get your team together and plan to participate in this day of social play at the Almonte Curling Club Arena! If you want to be sure that you or your team are registered to play in this great, fun day of curling, Celtic music, and socializing with friends, call Cecil DuBois, 613 256 7030 for details and to get on the list.

For more information about any of the fundraisers, please contact almonteceltfest@hotmail.com, and follow us on Facebook.~30