Singers

David McCormick

David McCormick

Born in Cornwall, Dave McCormick taught himself to play many instruments, starting with the drums in a rock and roll band. Later he played with Sylvester MacDonald and The Clansmen for several years. After mastering bass guitar he joined the Black River Bluegrass...

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The Rev. Msgr. Donald Bernard McDougald

The Rev. Msgr. Donald Bernard McDougald

Born on the 4th of Kenyon on August 3, 1925, Donald Bernard McDougald‘s attachment to Glengarry reaches back to the immigration of his forefathers in 1786. Singing came easily to him, influenced by the old timers on Concession 4 and their love of traditional Scottish...

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Bill Vipond

Bill Vipond

Bill Vipond was raised on a farm in Summerstown front, Glengarry County where he began to sing in the Salem church choir. His love of music soon found him singing at weddings which he really enjoyed.

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Duncan Donald MacSweyn

Duncan Donald MacSweyn

Duncan Donald MacSweyn, known to all as Duncie, was born in 1871, in the former Kenyon Township, now North Glengarry, in a community on the Dunvegan Road known as Cotton Beaver. It was obvious from his teenage years that he had a great deal of natural talent.

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Darrel MacLeod

Darrel MacLeod

Darrel Edwin Neil MacLeod is the son of RD and Clara MacLeod. His musical ability includes playing the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, tin whistle and the bodhrán and singing.

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Denis Carr

Denis Carr

For over thirty years, Denis has been at the forefront of Celtic music in Glengarry. He joined the Brigadoons in 1977 and it soon became apparent to anyone who saw him perform that he was an accomplished vocalist. He sang songs from the “auld sod” that he knew from...

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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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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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Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Alexander Mark Smith was born April, 25th 1901 at 18/4th Concession of Kenyon, the second son of Duncan and Catherine (Grant) Smith. He grew up with both parents speaking Gaelic, and his Mother sang "mouth music" and taught him to dance when he was very young. When...

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Bob Burnie

Bob Burnie

In February, 1975, Bob joined the Brigadoons with Rob Taylor, Gaye Leroux and Brian McDonell. Through the years, the group gained popularity in Glengarry and the outlying areas. They played throughout SD&G counties as well as Ottawa and the surrounding areas. They...

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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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