Pianists

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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Martin and Olive Ferguson

Martin and Olive Ferguson

Martin Cameron Ferguson was the son of Gordon Ferguson and Catherine Ann Bella "Kate" Cameron. He was born on the 20th of December, 1906. Surrounded by a musical family on the 7th of Kenyon, he began playing the harmonica at a young age, accompanying fiddlers at house...

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Alexander (Sandy) and Christena Alice Watt

Alexander (Sandy) and Christena Alice Watt

Alexander and Christina Watt were definitely a musical duo, he an accomplished fiddler and she, a piano music teacher. A cousin recalls that a parties could go on their house till the wee hours of the morning, visitors playing until time to go home for chores.

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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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Douglas Lloyd MacCuaig

Douglas Lloyd MacCuaig

A native of Glen Sandfield, Ontario, Lloyd was born to Roddie and Edna MacCuaig (nee MacMillan) on Jan 12th 1935. Lloyd died on Jan 13th 2016. His mother Edna was a very accomplished pianist and influenced his style and choice of Scottish Music.

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David MacPhee

David MacPhee

David MacPhee established himself as a fixture in our community when he began teaching Celtic fiddle and piano lessons to fourteen students at the Hall in 2005. His student base grew quickly as word spread of his affable and kind personality. There are few in David’s generation that are as committed to seeing the Celtic Music tradition continue as David is committed to the cause.

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Joan P. MacDonald

Joan P. MacDonald

Born in Vankleek Hill, Joan Patricia Barton was the middle child of a family of eleven. A family of minimal means, Joan began to develop her musical talents when her grandfather paid for her to take piano lessons with the Sisters of Mary at the convent. In addition to...

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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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Kathy Fraser-Collins

Kathy Fraser-Collins

Over the last fifty plus years, Kathy Fraser-Collins has significantly contributed to the Celtic music tradition of Glengarry as a teacher and a performer. Although she doesn't remember learning to play the piano, she gave her first performance at five when she played...

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Rev. C. H. (Charles Haddon) Dawes

Rev. C. H. (Charles Haddon) Dawes

Rev. Dawes was born in 1907 in Southampton, England and at the age of six years moved with his family to Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. He was educated at McGill University and in 1930, became an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. Over a period of...

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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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