If you have been to any event offering local talent in Unity, you have heard Will Ballantyne, and you have been impressed.
The old style country and bluegrass tunes that come from his fiddle are guaranteed to have toes tapping. He also has a deep, singing voice perfectly suited for crooning country tunes and is talented on the acoustic guitar.
Ballantyne has been performing since he was 10. He first picked up the fiddle, taking lessons for three years from Harold Anderson, former Saskatchewan senior fiddle champion. In three years he was a terrific student combining his natural talent with teachable moments to develop his talent. Ballantyne then took to developing his fiddle playing skills, along with learning the mandolin, followed by guitar, all on his own without a lesson.