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Howard Morris

2005 Jun

From a very early age, Howie Morris was part of the Morris Quartet; along with his brother, John, and sisters, Grace and Ida, they entertained in Highland costume at the first “St. Andrew’s Concert” staged in the Alexander Hall by Father Ewan MacDonald where they thrilled the partisan audience with their renditions of ”Scots Wha […]

Allan MacPhail

2005 Jun

Allan MacPhail Jr. was born on December 21, 1926 at St. Andrew’s West, the son of Allan Sr. and his wife, the former Catherine Ann MacDonald of Munroe’s Mills and St. Raphael’s. He received his elementary and secondary education at St. Andrew’s School. He went on to graduate from the University of Ottawa and the […]

Clara MacLeod

2005 Jun

Clara Olney MacLeod was born in Carievale, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1929. Her musical education began with piano lessons given by Mrs. Ericson at 25¢ each. Her mother, Lavinia, reinforced the lessons with supervision of a daily practice and a good crack on the fingers if the notes weren’t right. Clara’s family was very musical; […]

Viola MacCuaig

2005 Jun

Viola MacCuaig was born at Lorne, in Lochiel Township, the daughter of Norman B. MacRae and Mary Jane MacMillan. She started her musical journey by playing her mother’s pump organ. Because her legs were too short to reach the pedals, her sisters would take turns pumping while she played. Her parents recognized her musical talent […]

Connie (Kippen) Blaney

2005 Jun

For over 50 years, piping in Glengarry and Connie Kippen Blaney have been synonymous. As a piper, teacher and executive in many piping organizations she has been a leader in the promotion and conservation of Celtic Music. Connie has spent most of her life in Maxville, Ontario where she attended both Public School and High […]