Tagged With: Fiddlers

John Angus MacDonald

2015 Jun

John Angus was born April 15, 1898 near Munroe’s Mills. Although there is nothing to indicate when he started playing the fiddle, there is a photo of him holding a mandolin while overseas during WWI; therefore, we can make the assumption that he started playing early in his childhood. His sister, Mary Frances, was given […]

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 […]

Gerald McGillis

2014 Jul

Gerald McGillis began playing the fiddle on his 13th birthday and very quickly discovered his ability to learn any tune by ear after hearing it only a couple of times. Family folklore tells us that by the time his parents returned home from mass on that special day, Gerald could deliver a perfect rendition of “The […]

Donaldson MacLeod

2014 Jul

Dr. Donaldson MacLeod can certainly be described as a “Jack of all trades” when referring to our Celtic heritage in general and Glengarry Celtic heritage in particular. Fluent in three languages, English, French and Gaelic, Donaldson, an engineer by profession, is better known in Glengarry for his strong promotion of just about anything Scottish. It […]