Bands

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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The Clansmen

The Clansmen

The Clansmen were formed in 1973 under the direction of Sylvester MacDonald. This was one of very few Scottish dance bands in Glengarry at the time and they would change the way dance music would be played in the area for many years to come.

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The Ranger Family

The Ranger Family

Omer and Angelina Ranger started their life together in Vaudreuil, Quebec, but moved to Glengarry County in 1911. They purchased land here and built their home. During their years in the brick home, they parented 12 living children. The house was filled with music and parties.

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The Glen Orchestra

The Glen Orchestra

The Glen Orchestra was one of the most popular performance groups in Glengarry for over 15 years. They played from St Eugene to Berwick, but were most popular in the North Glengarry area.

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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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The Glengarry Pipe Band

The Glengarry Pipe Band

For nearly fifty years, the people of Glengarry and beyond have been so very lucky and blessed to have the Glengarry Pipe Band in their midst. Indeed, it is gratifying to know how the wonderful traditions of Scottish culture have benefited from the influence of this...

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The Lochiel Strings

The Lochiel Strings

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...

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Glengarry Strathspey and Reel Society

Glengarry Strathspey and Reel Society

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...

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The Fletcher Family

The Fletcher Family

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...

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Our Inductees

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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.

Dinner Tickets Available

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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