Bagpipers

Alexander Norman (Red Alex) Stewart

Alexander Norman (Red Alex) Stewart

Red Alex Stewart was a well-known and respected piper and violinist for many years in Glengarry. He was known as “Red Alex” to distinguish him from his neighbour and cousin “Black Alex.”  He spent his entire life in the Stewart’s Glen and Skye area of Northern Glengarry.

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Shelley MacPhee

Shelley MacPhee

For over fifty years Shelley MacPhee has been a driving force and is heavily influential with the ongoing operation of the Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming. During this time, hundreds of students, a good number from Glengarry, have passed through the school, learning the fine art of highland bagpiping and drumming.

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Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

To this day, The Regimental Pipes and Drums of the SD&G Highlanders is comprised of serving and retired members of the unit as well as civilian members. For 130 years this band has been known for their deep Celtic roots in Glengarry and adherence to the traditions of the Highlanders. Its roots in the Militia Companies of Glengarry, (No. 4 Company, Lancaster, No. 5 Company, Williamstown, and No. 7 Company, Dunvegan) have made outstanding contributions to Celtic music in Glengarry.

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Gilbert Young

Gilbert Young

Gilbert Richard Duncan Young has been a long time contributor for over 60 years to the Glengarry Highland Games both as a performer and as the leader of pipe band activities which are the highlight of the Games where he has served as Director of Bands. As such he has had a major impact on Celtic Music in Glengarry.

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Robert Kitts

Robert Kitts

During his long career, Pipe Major Kitts volunteered his time and talent teaching numerous pipers. His easy going personality and talent along with his unselfish devotion to the perpetuation of traditional pipe music has encouraged many people, young and old, to take up the pipes.

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John Roy MacDonell

John Roy MacDonell

John Roy MacDonell was born on the Third Concession of Kenyon in 1902. After losing his mother when he was two years old, he was raised by John & Ellen Kennedy on the fourth of Kenyon. Here he had the opportunity to meet a talented piper and Highland dancer, Neil...

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Donald William (Donnie D.D.) MacLeod

Donald William (Donnie D.D.) MacLeod

This legendary Glengarry piper was born September 28, 1890 to Donald D. MacLeod and his wife, Mary Ann MacSweyn. As a youngster, he learned to play the fife, accordion, piano and fiddle before he learned to play the bagpipes. He picked up tunes from his uncle, Fred...

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David Danskin

David Danskin

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, David Danskin was active in the Glengarry Piping community for over 40 years. He moved to Maxville in January, 1969 from Ottawa where he was a member of the Rockcliffe Air Force Pipe Band. He took on the task of teaching at the Glengarry...

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Munro Family Orchestra & Pipe Band

Munro Family Orchestra & Pipe Band

The Munro family of Apple Hill were well known throughout the county and beyond for their musical ability. Headed by their father, Phillip Ross Munro and his wife, Catherine, they used to put on completer concerts around the county and area. Phillip and his son Sandy...

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George Montgomery

George Montgomery

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...

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AGM – June 18th

The Annual General Meeting of the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame is on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at 10:30 am (at the Hall in Williamstown). Open to the public.

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We still have 8 tickets available for the 2024 Induction Dinner. To buy, please contact us by email at glengarryceltic@gmail.com or call 613-525-3597.

Inductee Glenda McDonell Has Passed Away

Glenda was both a Founding member and a Charter member as well as a 2023 Inductee into the Celtic Music Hall of Fame. She was a great supporter of all things Celtic, and made a lasting impact in Glengarry.

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