Tagged With: Dancers

Carol Kennedy Zadorozny

2014 Jul

Born in Maxville, in the heart of Glengarry, Carol has always been a proud and vocal supporter of the music and culture. When asked about her ability to play so many instruments, she replied, “Well, it’s no big deal; I come from Glengarry where most everyone does this.” With her mother, Hilda, a pianist, and […]

Jean MacInnes Campbell

Jean MacInnes Campbell

2012 Jun

Jean MacInnes was born in 1936 in the 6th Concession of Kenyon Township to Peter MacInnes and Greta Kippen. She attended local schools in Baltics’ Corners, Cornwall and Maxville and finished her high school at Fisher Park in Ottawa. She attended Business School and was employed at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and later as a […]

Joan Gormley O’Hara

Joan (Gormley) O’Hara

2011 Jun

Joan Gormley O’Hara started performing at an early age in her backyard, where, despite several falls, she was determined to conquer cartwheels first with two hands then with her right hand. From the age of 6 – 12 years, she and her sister, Dorothy took dancing lessons from Carrie Biggers, a champion highland dancer who […]

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

2011 Jun

Alexander Mark Smith was born April, 25th 1901 at 18/4th Concession of Kenyon, the second son of Duncan and Catherine (Grant) Smith. He grew up with both parents speaking Gaelic, and his Mother sang “mouth music” and taught him to dance when he was very young. When his sister Kathleen came along, they both had […]

Grace Macdonell

Grace Macdonell

2009 Jun

With her twin, Cosie, Grace was the youngest of seven children of Angus J.A. and Elinor MacDonald. Born in 1912, she attended school in Alexandria and later at Iona Academy in St. Raphael’s. In 1920, Grace began dancing lessons from Miss Carrie Biggers and soon became proficient enough to compete and win medals for the […]