Tagged With: Pianists

Edna MacMillan

2006 Jun

Edna was born on July lst, 1906 in the 7th Concession of East Hawkesbury Township, Prescott County, to Angus Malcolm MacKinnon and Maude Hope. In the winter of 1917 the family moved to the Brodie Road. She often remarked what a change there was between two communities. It was much more social in Brodie with […]

Clara MacLeod

2005 Jun

Clara Olney MacLeod was born in Carievale, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1929. Her musical education began with piano lessons given by Mrs. Ericson at 25¢ each. Her mother, Lavinia, reinforced the lessons with supervision of a daily practice and a good crack on the fingers if the notes weren’t right. Clara’s family was very musical; […]

Viola MacCuaig

2005 Jun

Viola MacCuaig was born at Lorne, in Lochiel Township, the daughter of Norman B. MacRae and Mary Jane MacMillan. She started her musical journey by playing her mother’s pump organ. Because her legs were too short to reach the pedals, her sisters would take turns pumping while she played. Her parents recognized her musical talent […]