Guitarists

Brian and Elizabeth Caddell

Brian and Elizabeth Caddell

In 1993, Brian and Elizabeth Caddell came together from different Celtic backgrounds and since that time they have worked to perform and promote Celtic music. Elizabeth (nee MacDonald) is a local girl who grew up in Glengarry. She took piano lessons at a young age and...

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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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John Paul Vachon

John Paul Vachon

John Paul was born in Apple Hill in Glengarry County on March 25th, 1930. He learned to play the guitar at the age of seven so that he could accompany his mother Laurette Ranger Vachon when she played the violin.

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John (Jackie) Smith

John (Jackie) Smith

Born in 1939 and raised in Greenfield, Jackie Smith was a true “Glengarry Lad;” he was a proud life long resident of the 4th of Kenyon. From his early years, Jackie was lover of Scot’s tunes. On many occasions he would recount stories of his youth when, as a small...

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James Nixon

James Nixon

James Stewart Nixon, born Oct. 19, 1931, is the son of Leslie and Margaret (Barton) Nixon. His musical ability stems from both sides of the family which includes playing the piano, organ, accordion, guitar and fiddle. His grandfather (also James Nixon) would lilt...

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Sid Plamondon

Sid Plamondon

Sidney Plamondon (Plamador) was born in St. Regis, Huntingdon, Quebec, on October 26, 1910. When he was four years old, his mother bought him a violin for Christmas. Sid would play his violin every chance he got. When his mother was tired of hearing him, he would go...

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Paddy Kelly

Paddy Kelly

Paddy Kelly is a man of many talents. Not only does he have a wonderful voice, but he plays a number of instruments. Paddy was born and raised in Ottawa and began playing traditional music at an early age. His father introduced Pat to traditional music and song. His...

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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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