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The O’Schraves at the Searchmont Music Festival, September 19 + More News

Hello everyone, here’s some O’Schrave and AlgomaTrad news we thought you might like to know about!

The O’Schraves at the Searchmont Music Festival, Friday, Sept. 19, 8pm

2014_poster_searchmont_music_festival_page1_image1 The O’Schraves are performing at the 4th Annual Searchmont Music Festival, which occurs Friday Sept.19, 5 pm to 12:00 pm; Saturday Sept. 20, 10 am to 12:30 am; Sunday Sept. 21, 11 am to 3 pm. We will be performing at 8PM on Friday the 19th.

The weekend features a great line-up of musicians including the Wild Turkeys, JoPo & The RiZe, Ginny McIlmoyle, the Reptiles, and many more!  Some 40 performances, nearly 70 musicians, fabulous bands and artist vendor tables.

Click on the Searchmont Music Festival Poster to upload a PDF file of the poster with all the info you need! Or you can check out their website at

Zachary Schryer Lefebvre Featured Artist in the Sylvan Valley Circle Tour

Zach will be showing and selling his one of a kind pyrographic art and handmade guitars at the Elks Hall in

Zach's Johnny Cash Guitar

Zach’s Johnny Cash Guitar

Echo Bay, ON, on Saturday, September 20, from 9am to 5 pm. The Sylvan Circle Tour artists invite you to spend a glorious fall day exploring the diverse artistry of our region.

The complete tour is approximately 100 kilometres long and is held in 11 community halls ( Echo Bay, Sylvan Valley, Leeburn, Rydal Bank, Bruce Station, Bruce Mines, Desbarats Arena, MacLennan, Bar River, Laird, and Echo Bay Elks Hall), and 3 individual studios. The tour is self guided and absolutely free. Look for the Sylvan Circle signs.

Check out the website at where you can find an interactive map to see which artists are in each location or use the supplied google map to get directions to any point on the tour. You can also see more of Zach’s work at

New Contra Dance starts up in Toronto

Julia Bennett, long-time AlgomaTrad supporter, has sent us a notice about a new contradance starting up in the West End of Toronto:

“For anyone in Toronto on the second Thursday of the month, I’m working with a fine local school charity on a monthly square/contra dance, with guest callers and hopefully musicians the likes of Eli Howard will be playing!  We hope it will be a place for local musicians and we’re working in new callers once we get going! The dances will occur at 156 Roncesvalles, St. Casimir’s Church Hall, 8-10pm .”

We will be posting some stories and photos from AlgomaTrad 2014 Camp soon, and letting you know about some upcoming concerts by the Brian Pickell Band, a tour in the USA by The O’Schraves, and more!