Tagged With: Bagpipers

George Montgomery

George Montgomery

2010 Jun

George Montgomery was one of the best known pipers throughout the S.D.& G. Area. Throughout his piping years he played at just about every concert, fair, Orange Walk and parade as well as many weddings and funerals in the three United Counties. In 1910, George was in Vancouver on a harvest excursion and while there, […]

The Glengarry Pipe Band

2010 Jun

For nearly fifty years, the people of Glengarry and beyond have been so very lucky and blessed to have the Glengarry Pipe Band in their midst. Indeed, it is gratifying to know how the wonderful traditions of Scottish culture have benefited from the influence of this band. So many parades, socials, concerts, galas, competitions, etc. […]

Robert MacCrimmon

2008 Jun

Some say that the finest pipers in Scotland were MacCrimmons. In keeping with the ancient tradition, one of Glengarry’s finest pipers is a MacCrimmon from McCrimmon’s Corners- Bob, the son of Stanford and Bertie (MacKinnon) MacCrimmon. A major influence on Bob’s desire to play the bagpipes began at an early age when he heard pipers […]

Peter MacInnes

2007 Jun

Peter MacInnes was born on August 9, 1909 to Donald MacInnes and his wife, Annie Campbell in the 6th Concession of Kenyon Township in Glengarry County. He married Greta Kippen in 1934 and they had three children, Jean, married to James Campbell, Donald (Bud) deceased, married to Betty Brown and Sheila, married to Wayne Ferguson. […]

Angus Katie McDonald

2007 Jun

A seventh generation piper who played in three pipe bands – the 59th Highlanders, 154th and the S.D.&G. Highlanders, Angus Katie was born in Alexandria in 1891, the son of Angus and Katie McDonald. His grandfather was Jimmy McDonald, known as “Jimmy the Piper.” Angus Katie, as he was known, started pipe lessons at an […]