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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, […]

John T. MacKenzie

2004 Jun

Major John T. MacKenzie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and received his early education and piping instruction at the Queen Victoria Military School in Dunblane. Prior to the outbreak of war in 1939, he joined the Scots Guards and served throughout the campaign. He became P/M of the Scots Guards and Piper to the Royal […]

Sylvester MacDonald

2004 Jun

Sylvester was born in Glen Norman in Glengarry County. He spent his early years there and one of his first endeavours was to operate a service station in Alexandria on the Armouries’ Hill close to the present high school. That was the beginning of his career as a garage operator and car salesman. In 1960, […]

Rae MacCulloch

2004 Jun

Rae MacCulloch has had a great influence on our young people since 1955 when she had her first dancing class in Glen Roy with seven students. Since then, hundreds of young people have been instructed by Rae and these same youngsters have traveled worldwide promoting the culture of Glengarry. It is estimated that Rae taught […]