Tagged With: Accordionists

Kathy Fraser-Collins

2014 Jul

Over the last fifty plus years, Kathy Fraser-Collins has significantly contributed to the Celtic music tradition of Glengarry as a teacher and a performer. Although she doesn’t remember learning to play the piano, she gave her first performance at five when she played at the Brodie School Christmas Concert. Kathy had no formal musical training […]

Ruthanna MacPherson

Ruthanna MacPherson

2012 Jun

Ruthanna has been contributing to the musical heritage of Glengarry for over 50 years. She has dedicated an invaluable amount of time to the Celtic music tradition as a solo performer and as an accompanying pianist, organist and accordionist. She has performed at hundreds—if not thousands—of events over the years in many different capacities. Her […]

James Nixon

James Nixon

2011 Jun

James Stewart Nixon, born Oct. 19, 1931, is the son of Leslie and Margaret (Barton) Nixon. His musical ability stems from both sides of the family which includes playing the piano, organ, accordion, guitar and fiddle. His grandfather (also James Nixon) would lilt mouth music for dances, his mother played the piano, his uncle Tommy […]

Agnes MacDonald

Agnes MacDonald

2009 Jun

As a performer, a teacher and an accompanist, Agnes MacDonald earned a reputation as a supporter of the Celtic music tradition of Glengarry. “When Agnes was of tender school age, her aptitude for music was noted by the Sisters of the Holy Cross teachers.”* Her parents purchased a piano and encouraged her in her musical […]