Live! Stage Performers

The County Lads band was formed in late 2015 when Brothers Alec and Hamish McDonald wanted to play and share their love for Celtic music. Starting to play at small events, the band became quickly well known and are called on frequently to play at events including fairs, festivals, weddings and house parties. Early in 2017, with their ever-growing repertoire of Celtic and Country to Pop and Rock they added another band member Nolan Laframboise on the Bass. Again in early 2018 to finally complete there ever so mesmerizing sound a fourth band member Joah Vaillancourt was added on the drums. The band continues to share their talents and amaze all spectators. Alec (age 18) is the lead singer, plays guitar and bass. Hamish (age 15) plays the fiddle. Nolan (age 18) plays bass, guitar, and harmony vocals. Joah (age 18) plays the drums, harmonica and Harmony vocals.

THE COUNTY LADS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th
8:00PM

For over a decade now, Searson has toured the world with their unique blend of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and intricate step dancing.  At the core of Searson, are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  Their spirited live shows feature Colleen on fiddle and Erin on piano & tenor guitar, interspersed with the incomparably rich sounds of sibling vocal harmonies, and both sisters “pounding the boards" with Ottawa Valley step dancing.  Searson tours as a trio and their talents are complimented by alternating multi-instrumentalists that include acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandolin and percussion.  This talented trio performs sets that feature their original style of “Canadian Celtic Pop”, which includes a mix of traditional and original instrumental and vocal selections.

Gamut

 

Let us tickle your memory bank and your dancing shoes.....

 

A live performance is the only way to truly appreciate the diversity of this 4 piece Rock & Roll band.

 

We have a great mix of covers from the 60's to the present, covering everything from classic rock, funk, country, blues, etc..

 

All of our tunes have been carefully selected to keep the crowd dancing and pleading for more at the end of the night!

 

Chances are, if you've seen us  before, we've brought back a memory or two...

 

 

LADIES & ESCORTS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th
7:00PM Ladies and Escorts are classic country band from Ottawa, Ontario playing original music as well as songs from Canadian legends such as Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Murray McLauchlan, The Band, Hank Snow, and music from the golden age of country folk in the Ottawa Valley. Named for the sign that once adorned every hotel and beer parlour from coast to coast, Ladies and Escorts sing songs about Canada: trains, trucks and taverns as well as love and heartache.
SEARSON
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th
6:30PM
GAMUT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd
7:00PM
THE FAKE McCOYS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th
4:30PM

The Fake McCoys bring a mix of popular top 40 songs from 50’s to present with a few surprises for good measure. They interact with their audience creating a memorable and fun evening for everyone.  Their 3 part harmonies makes them different from most bands as does their drummer who uses a small wood box called a cajon.

Mosely is an Indie/Alt-Rock band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada featuring lead vocalist Dani Vézina, bassist Mat Vézina, drummer Mike Poisson and guitarist Eric Hitsman.  In 2014 they released their first single entitled, "Friends", recorded in Ottawa.  They then released an EP on June 12th 2015 and less than one month later, Dani & Mat were married! Their 2018 EP, “Echoes” was also recorded at Audio Valley Recording Studios.

Seven Days of Fire is a Canadian rock band from Ottawa, Ontario. They are known for their unique sound comprised of loud guitars, big sounding drums, chest-beating bass and powerful vocals.

 

The band generated a lot of buzz as they gained more popularity and started playing in some of Ottawa's most popular venues.

 

In early 2018 the band released "Come Back Home".  Since then, the band is now enjoying praise for their catchy guitar riffs, unique vocals, thought-out structure and their take on bare bones Rock N' Roll.

 

MOSELY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th
7:30PM
SEVEN DAYS OF FIRE
MONDAY, AUGUST 19th
8:00PM

A road of mishaps and experiences brought these five guys together to form Taming Sari, a band from Ottawa, Ontario (CA). With a new sound to the playground, they bring that classic rock and blues feel back into modern day rock and roll to seduce you as you get up on your feet and dance to the beat! Formed in September 2017, the five members; Danny, Miguel, Adam, Alex, and Warren, all had a very important thing in commun; they were all willing and ready to do whatever it took to bring their sound to the world. They released their first demo EP titled 'Forest' in late June 2018 and got the attention of Toronto producer Ross Hayes Citrullo. Ross helped them tap into the melodic and unique voice of the singer and quickly direct them towards what is now the Taming Sari sound.

 

They released their debut single titled 'Down With The Devil' May 17,2019, and are set to release their second single in mid July in order to promote the release of their upcoming album 'Thirsty from the Drought' in September of 2019.  Taming Sari is on a mission to bring their art to as many cities and countries as possible.

 

The Gloucester Agricultural Society

Office : 613-741-3247   Fax: 613-744-2672

FAIRGROUNDS: Rideau Carleton Casino

                           4837 Albion Road SOUTH, Ottawa ON  K1X 1A3

HOME OFFICE:  2149 Hubbard Crescent, Ottawa ON K1J 6L3

Program details subject to change without notice

THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!

and the Kiwanis Clubs of Rideau, Ottawa, West Ottawa, Nepean, Manotick, Riverside & Sage

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario