Fridge Full of Empties
Aug
5
8:45 PM20:45

Fridge Full of Empties

The ‘Empties’ were formed one late night at the Alexandria Curling Club back in the winter of 2004. Mark Hall pulled out his guitar, started playing and Paul Villeneuve began singing… and that was the beginning of a friendship that soon developed into Glengarry’s very own Fridge Full of Empties. Of course accordion virtuoso Nelson MacPherson was there from the very beginning. With his incredible talent and calm demeanour, Nelson’s wealth of experience on stage was a perfect fit for this trio. Over the years many talented musicians have shared the stage with ‘The Fridge’; today Andrew Munro and fiddle player extraordinaire Kelsey Duval round out the band.

 If you enjoy traditional Scottish and Irish music with strong harmonies, lively tempos or if lovely ballads with great instrumentals are more your style, then there is no doubtthat you won’t want to miss The Fridge Full Of Empties at this year’s Glengarry Highland Games!!

Although they have played countless venues all over this great country, nothing pleases them more to entertain in ‘Glengarry Our Home’!!

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The Brigadoons
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Brigadoons

‘The Brigadoons’ have been the mainstay of numerous Highland Games and Scottish events in both the United States and Canada for the last three decades. They have been perennial favorites at the ‘Capital District Scottish Games’ (New York State), the ‘New Hampshire Highland Games’ at Loon, the ‘Glengarry Highland Games’ (Canada), the ‘St. Raphael’s Galarama’ (South Glengarry) and the ‘Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival’ (Colorado) for as long as people can remember.

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Bang on the Ear
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Bang on the Ear

Bang On The Ear has entertained audiences all over North America since the band's formation in 2007. Fronted by husband and wife, Bradley & Michelle McMillan, they built a strong following placing emphasis on combining the sounds of traditional Irish music and fusing it with Folk, Rock, and that Glengarry County sound that has made the area's music so popular over the past 50 years. Their Live energy is one that must be captured live. They have had their music featured on Radio, Internet radio & podcasts all over the world. They have played for Canadian & world dignitaries, Top Chefs, T.V celebrities and more from around the world.

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Brandy 'n' Port
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Brandy 'n' Port

Brandy 'N' Port has been a main stay in the Eastern Ontario Celtic music scene for several years now. Their longevity & success, with many performances at pubs, festivals and private events in both Canada and the USA, can be attributed to consistently providing energetic and quality performances year after year. While always sticking to their Celtic roots, Brandy 'N' Port can always provide versatile & original arrangements to many different music styles. Their latest CD "Kiss Me I'm Irish", is the bands' most successful CD to date and by no coincidence, is very much what you would hear in an onstage performance. Brandy 'N' Port is made up of, Alec Long from Derry, Ireland on Drums & Vocals. Richard Linke from Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Lead Guitar, Flute, Whistle & Vocals. Grant Tomkinson from Westmeath, Ontario on Bass Guitar & Vocals and Danny Byrne from Ottawa, Ontario on Guitar, Banjo & Vocals.

Brandy 'N' Port is extremely proud of their affiliation with The Glengarry Highland Games and feel grateful to be invited to play "the Games" year after year.

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Bob and Ducky
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Bob and Ducky

The duo of Bob Burnie and Gary (Ducky) MacDonald have been entertaining the people of Glengarry and the surrounding area for over three decades. Their renditions of the old and the new Celtic music have contributed to their popularity which has passed the test of time. Both Bob and Ducky had been performing in other groups for years, but came to the conclusion that together, they could best entertain their many friends in this strong Celtic area. 

The Glengarry Highland Games has always been the highlight of the summer for these boys and they are thrilled to be invited back each year by the organizers. It is obvious that their popularity brings them back year after year. It truly is a testament to their dedication to Celtic music and their ability to entertain the many people who attend their performances. Their goal is the please their loyal fans and to have fun. It is a goal that is easily met with success.

 

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The Brigadoons
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

The Brigadoons

‘The Brigadoons’ have been the mainstay of numerous Highland Games and Scottish events in both the United States and Canada for the last three decades. They have been perennial favorites at the ‘Capital District Scottish Games’ (New York State), the ‘New Hampshire Highland Games’ at Loon, the ‘Glengarry Highland Games’ (Canada), the ‘St. Raphael’s Galarama’ (South Glengarry) and the ‘Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival’ (Colorado) for as long as people can remember.

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Next Generation Leahy
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Next Generation Leahy

Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance. 

Doug, as a member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives. Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins.  They are drawn to it. They are passionate about it. 

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The Mudmen
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

The Mudmen

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s  9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.

With over 2500 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.

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Brandy 'n' Port
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Brandy 'n' Port

Brandy 'N' Port has been a main stay in the Eastern Ontario Celtic music scene for several years now. Their longevity & success, with many performances at pubs, festivals and private events in both Canada and the USA, can be attributed to consistently providing energetic and quality performances year after year. While always sticking to their Celtic roots, Brandy 'N' Port can always provide versatile & original arrangements to many different music styles. Their latest CD "Kiss Me I'm Irish", is the bands' most successful CD to date and by no coincidence, is very much what you would hear in an onstage performance. Brandy 'N' Port is made up of, Alec Long from Derry, Ireland on Drums & Vocals. Richard Linke from Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Lead Guitar, Flute, Whistle & Vocals. Grant Tomkinson from Westmeath, Ontario on Bass Guitar & Vocals and Danny Byrne from Ottawa, Ontario on Guitar, Banjo & Vocals.

Brandy 'N' Port is extremely proud of their affiliation with The Glengarry Highland Games and feel grateful to be invited to play "the Games" year after year.

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Bob and Ducky
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Bob and Ducky

The duo of Bob Burnie and Gary (Ducky) MacDonald have been entertaining the people of Glengarry and the surrounding area for over three decades. Their renditions of the old and the new Celtic music have contributed to their popularity which has passed the test of time. Both Bob and Ducky had been performing in other groups for years, but came to the conclusion that together, they could best entertain their many friends in this strong Celtic area. 

The Glengarry Highland Games has always been the highlight of the summer for these boys and they are thrilled to be invited back each year by the organizers. It is obvious that their popularity brings them back year after year. It truly is a testament to their dedication to Celtic music and their ability to entertain the many people who attend their performances. Their goal is the please their loyal fans and to have fun. It is a goal that is easily met with success.

 

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The Peelers
Aug
4
to Aug 5

The Peelers

The Peelers were formed in a small farmhouse kitchen in Glengarry County in 1999. Born out of loose evening sessions over ice and rye, the band has evolved to become one of the most exciting and energetic live Celtic folk/punk acts in Canada.

The Peelers bend the rules of tradition, with their contemporary Irish/Gael blend drawing more from the insurgent nature of artists such as Shane MacGowan & The Pogues, The Mahones, The Waterboys, Black 47, and Tom Waits, while still maintaining a glint of the sound upon which they were weaned. 

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Mariner's Curse
Aug
4
10:30 PM22:30

Mariner's Curse

Mariner's Curse, formed from the bubbling cauldron of several previous bands, features Celtic and Canadiana music with tightly knit counterpoint and multi-part harmonies. Thierry Arsenault, on percussion, imparts a deep seated knowledge of time, meter and space with his precision drumming. Rocky Dalonzo, on guitar, has been a mainstay of the Montreal music scene for many years and his soaring tenor caps our vocal sound. Ron Jenkins, on keyboards, infuses the music with counter melodies and classical voicings and is the glue that fuses the band's sound. Alex Kehler, on fiddle and cittern is an eclectic musician, mastering a wide variety of musical disciplines for his own distinctive sound. Jonathan Moorman, on fiddle and guitar, powers his instruments with raw emotive energy, delivering an amazing connection to the music.

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Stewart's Glen
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Stewart's Glen

Stewarts Glen is the make up of 4 local musicians. Although they have played together many times, each in their own right works individually and with other groups. But when the occasion arises, these four take pleasure in the opportunity to make music together.

Paddy Kelly plays fiddle and guitar, along with bodhran and penny whistle on occasion. After growing up in Ottawa, his first “professional” group was the Descendants, (not related to the current Irish Descendants). In 1982, he joined a group called the Brigadoons, a Scottish group from Glengarry County and continues to perform with them today. He currently resides in Glengarry County, Ontario, and continues to entertain crowds for all occasions.

Paddy has also had the privilege of being inducted to the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in May of 2007.

Paddy Maher plays several instruments, which include guitar, bass and Irish bouzouki. He has played in a variety of groups – country to blues to rock – but always returns to his Irish roots. In the late 80’s and early 90’s he played as a member of the Ottawa based trio, Brandy N’Port. He also continues to play with a local group from Wakefeild called Junction 105 and often works with the well known Ian Tamblyn, Bobby Watt and Brian Doubledam.

Together, Paddy Kelly and Pat Maher make up a local duo known as The 2 Paddy's. Starting out in 1999, they have become a popular duo in celtic music. Both musicians are versatile, both vocally and instrumentally.

Ashley MacLeod. Very often we have the privilege of playing with Ashley MacLeod. Originally from Dalkeith Ontario, she began playing fiddle and piano at the age of 10 and won many awards throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

As an individual artist and performer, she is often requested to play with several groups and has toured throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S. Notably with such groups as the Simon Fraser University and Ottawa Police pipe bands, The Paperboys, Seven Nations, Hadrians Wall, The Brigadoons and The 2 Paddy's, to mention just a few. During this time she also had the honour of playing at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York.

Chris Honegger rounds out the group on drums. Chris played with The Rockwells for 20 years, along with Tangled Up In Bob (a Bob Dylan Tribute Band), The Synics and Junction 105. In 1999, he tried his hands in the celtic scene playing with the Two Paddys andmore recently with Stewarts Glen

Each member brings their dynamic and heartfelt talents to the stage that presents a great combination of Scottish, Irish and Canadian folk music that everyone can enjoy. Together they become Stewarts Glen!

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Aug
4
5:10 PM17:10

Torridon Scottish Dance Band

The Torridon Scottish Dance Band was formed in 2012 and includes Ashley MacLeod, Koryne Fraser & Rachel Campbell on fiddles,  Kathleen Fraser-Collins on piano and Fred Collins on drums. The band is dedicated to preserving traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music with rock solid tempos loved by Scottish Country Dancers  and exciting toe-tapping rhythms for ceilidh dancing or simple listening enjoyment. They are in increasing demand for dances throughout Canada and the US and are thrilled to be “home” at the Glengarry Highland Games this year!

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Trillium Academy of Irish Dance
Aug
4
4:35 PM16:35

Trillium Academy of Irish Dance

Trillium Academy of Irish Dance offers competitive and recreational classes for dancers at all levels and all ages, children to adults. Our studio is located at 1550 Chatelain Ave., 2nd floor, in Ottawa. Trillium was founded in the year 2000 by Kathleen Maher, TCRG and Patty Scanlon Fleury, TCRG, accredited Irish Dance Teachers registered with the Irish Dancing Commission, An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland. In the year 2014, Trillium merged with the local Taylor School of Dance, adding TCRG certified studio owner Suzanne Taylor to our staff.

Irish dance is not only a beautiful art form, but it is a fun way to exercise and get in shape. For more information or enquiries regarding registration, e-mail info@trilliumacademy.com

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Aug
4
2:10 PM14:10

Torridon Scottish Dance Band

The Torridon Scottish Dance Band was formed in 2012 and includes Ashley MacLeod, Koryne Fraser & Rachel Campbell on fiddles,  Kathleen Fraser-Collins on piano and Fred Collins on drums. The band is dedicated to preserving traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music with rock solid tempos loved by Scottish Country Dancers  and exciting toe-tapping rhythms for ceilidh dancing or simple listening enjoyment. They are in increasing demand for dances throughout Canada and the US and are thrilled to be “home” at the Glengarry Highland Games this year!

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Trillium Academy of Irish Dance
Aug
4
1:40 PM13:40

Trillium Academy of Irish Dance

Trillium Academy of Irish Dance offers competitive and recreational classes for dancers at all levels and all ages, children to adults. Our studio is located at 1550 Chatelain Ave., 2nd floor, in Ottawa. Trillium was founded in the year 2000 by Kathleen Maher, TCRG and Patty Scanlon Fleury, TCRG, accredited Irish Dance Teachers registered with the Irish Dancing Commission, An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland. In the year 2014, Trillium merged with the local Taylor School of Dance, adding TCRG certified studio owner Suzanne Taylor to our staff.

Irish dance is not only a beautiful art form, but it is a fun way to exercise and get in shape. For more information or enquiries regarding registration, e-mail info@trilliumacademy.com

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The Caddells
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Caddells

Brian and Elizabeth Caddell played with The Ceilidh Drovers in the Bay of Quinte area for seven years during the Nineties.  Their Celtic repertoire kept them busy every weekend at numerous venues in the area as well as north to Peterborough and everywhere in between. 1999 saw a move back to Elizabeth's home in Glengarry and the birth of Sarah, followed by John.  The Caddells are proud to perform the traditional music of their Scottish roots throughout Glengarry and are always thrilled to be a part of The Glengarry Highland Games.  

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