Composers

Hughie McDonell

Hughie McDonell

Hughie’s family roots in Glengarry go back to the late 1790s. He grew up with eight sisters and five brothers on the family farm near Martintown. His father, William, had a great influence on Hugh, teaching him to play the guitar at the age of six. His siblings recall that there was always music in the house and their mother, Margaret Kennedy, frequently would dance with the children in the kitchen.

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Carol Kennedy Zadorozny

Carol Kennedy Zadorozny

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...

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Duncan (the Farmer) McDonald

Duncan (the Farmer) McDonald

Duncan, “the Farmer,” as he is now known in Glengarry was born and raised on the family farm in Glen Roy. He is the son of John Sander and Ella McDonald. His family was noted for its support of Celtic music and traditions. Duncan came from a musical family of...

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Anna Margaret MacDonald

Anna Margaret MacDonald

Anna Margaret MacDonald could be inducted into the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in three categories: performer, composer and promoter. She was born in 1925 to Archibald and Catherine (Kate McCosham) McDonell. While growing up on the family farm near St....

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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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Malcolm Dewar

Malcolm Dewar

Malcolm Munro Dewar was born in Dunvegan, Glengarry County, Ontario in 1935. He attended Dunvegan Public School, Maxville High School and Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology. In his early years, his playing was influenced by Donald Fletcher, Martin Ferguson,...

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Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod

As an accomplished fiddler, teacher and composer, there is no doubt that Ian has been a cornerstone in ‘preserving the Glengarry Fiddle’ for generations to come.

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Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Howie Morris was part of the Morris Quartet; along with his brother, John, and sisters, Grace and Ida, they entertained in Highland costume at the first “St. Andrew’s Concert”.

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Allan MacPhail

Allan MacPhail

During his 60 years of fiddling, Allan has generously shared his talents with many audiences at charitable events, the National Arts Centre, Glengarry and Cape Breton concert stages.

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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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