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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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The MacCulloch Dancers

The MacCulloch Dancers

In 1954 the late Rae MacCulloch started the MacCulloch School of Dancing. Their first performance was at St. Andrew’s Day concert at St. Finnan’s Church Hall in Alexandria. They were invited by Father John MacPhail and were an instant success. Within a short time they...

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Lori MacMaster

Lori MacMaster

For over 40 years Lori MacMaster has contributed to the Celtic tradition of Glengarry through music, dance and teaching step dancing to hundreds of students.

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Shelley MacPhee

Shelley MacPhee

For over fifty years Shelley MacPhee has been a driving force and is heavily influential with the ongoing operation of the Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming. During this time, hundreds of students, a good number from Glengarry, have passed through the school, learning the fine art of highland bagpiping and drumming.

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Ashley MacLeod-McRae

Ashley MacLeod-McRae

First taught by her dad, Ian, when she was ten and later by Denis Lanctot, Ashley MacLeod-Mcrae’s youthful exuberance and love for the fiddle made her a master artist of our time. She and her dad have helped to reignite the interest in fiddle music in Glengarry.

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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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Ellen Cameron Maloney

Ellen Cameron Maloney

At a very early age, Ellen Cameron, became interested in Highland dancing. Her first teacher, Mary Saunders, immediately saw her potential. Once she had mastered the basics, Ellen began competing in local competitions where she won numerous local awards.

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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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Robert Kitts

Robert Kitts

During his long career, Pipe Major Kitts volunteered his time and talent teaching numerous pipers. His easy going personality and talent along with his unselfish devotion to the perpetuation of traditional pipe music has encouraged many people, young and old, to take up the pipes.

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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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