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Kelli Trottier

2004 Jun

Kelli is the daughter of Rene and Sherrill Trottier. Born into such a musical family, including her grandparents Martin and Olive Ferguson, Kelli was destined to be a musician. Although still a young woman, Kelli has many accomplishments. She started step dancing lessons at the age of five and the fiddle at the age of […]

Rob Taylor

2004 Jun

Born at Burnt Head, Cupids, in Newfoundland, Rob grew up in outport towns where he was influenced by Irish accordion and Newfoundland music, but mostly by the Scottish accordion of the late Sir Jimmy Shand from whom he received recognition in 1998. After teaching mathematics for two years in Newfoundland, Rob joined the regular armed […]

Rev. John MacPhail

2004 Jun

Born in St. Andrew’s, Father John MacPhail attended Public School No. 15, and St. Andrew’s High School. Before entering the seminary, Fr. MacPhail got his teacher’s certificate and taught in his home school. The traditions of playing musical instruments can often be traced to a former generation and this is certainly the case with Fr. […]

Mary Frances MacPhee

2004 Jun

Mary Frances McDonald was born to Dan Jim (Bahn) MacDonald and Catherine MacGillis of St. Raphael’s, Ontario, Canada on January 9th 1905. She was the baby in a family of nine having five brothers; Angus, Philip, James, Roderick & John, and three sisters; Catherine, Florrie Ann (Sister Mary St. Donald) and Ida. Mary Frances was […]

Donald Joseph MacPhee

2004 Jun

Born into a musical family, Donald came by his love for Celtic music naturally. His mother, Mary Frances MacPhee was a well known and respected pianist and his father, Donald Edward enjoyed the music and was a beautiful dancer. Donald was given formal lessons as a youngster, but naturally preferred playing the music he liked, […]