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The Lochiel Strings

The Lochiel Strings

2009 Jun

  In 1980 Paul Louis Lacombe, Stanley Robinson and I, Jean Marie Lacombe, all from Glen Robertson, Ontario met together regularly to play violin music. At this time we would drive down to Bob’s Hotel in Dalhousie Station, Quebec to hear Viola MacCuaig, well known pianist accompanying Little Jack MacDonald, renowned violinist of Cape Breton, […]

The Glengarry Strathspey and Reel Society

Glengarry Strathspey and Reel Society

2008 Jun

The original Scottish settlers in Glengarry had long relied on the violin or fiddle to provide their music for ceilidhs, concerts, weddings and any other Celtic events. Many brought their fiddles and music with them, but over time Scottish violin music showed signs of disappearing from Glengarry County. On November 13, 1977, Allan MacPhail invited […]

Norman, Duncan & Donald Angus

The Fletcher Family

2008 Jun

The Fletchers are recorded as living in Glengarry as early as 1822. They were associated with the performance and promotion of Celtic Music and its tradition in Glengarry from this time to well into the sixties when the last of the family members, Norman, left the family farm in Dunvegan. Beyond that, the descendants have […]

The MacDonald Dougie Orchestra

2007 Jun

The MacDonald Brothers (The Dougie Boys) from McCrimmon Corners have been synonymous with Scottish fiddle music in Glengarry since the 1940s. Duncan J, Donald M, Hughie D. and Elmer J, sons of Dougie MacDonald and his wife Margaret F. MacLeod have entertained at dances, Christmas concerts, house parties, lawn socials and concerts throughout eastern Ontario […]

The Brigadoons

2006 Jun

Formed in 1971 by Rob Taylor, the Brigadoons have promoted Glengarry’s Celtic music for more than thirty years. Over those many years the band has had many members who epitomized the vast talent present in our county. The original band consisted of Bob Burnie, Gaye Leroux, Jamie Wood, Brian MacDonell and of course, the founder, […]