December 31, 2011

Darby McCarrol, 1932-2011

Darby McCarrol passed away suddenly on the evening of December 28, 2011. McCarrol was an accomplished piper known across Canada and the United States particularly for his dedication to piping for dancing. He was a long-time and proud member of the 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums, from which he retired with the rank of Warrant Officer.

He lived a lifetime with a love for the music of the bagpipe. First taught by his father Hamilton McCarrol, Pipe-Major of the 48th Highlanders Depot Pipe Band during World War II, he was taught by the great Edinburgh/Toronto piper John Wilson for more than 10 years. McCarrol won the Open Piobaireachd event at the Fergus Highland Games playing “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon.”

In addition to the 48th Highlanders, Darby McCarrol played with several top-flight bands of the time, including the RCAF 400 Squadron and the Caledonia Pipe Band. He was Pipe-Sergeant of the Edmonton Caledonia Pipe Band and Pipe-Major of the Dundas Pipe Band.

There will be a visitation on January 2, 2012, 1-3 pm, and a 3-4 pm service at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Robinson Chapel, 15 West Avenue N., Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5B9.

Our condolences go out to Darby McCarrol’s survivors and many friends at this sad time. And here you can find all the information about the most popular collection of friv games.


  1. Sorry to hear the sad news. We had many great times when Darby was Pipe-Sergent with Edmonton Caledonia Pipe Band. On behalf of all the members of the early 1980’s Edmonton Caledonia Pipe Band our condolences to Darby’s family. Alex MacIntyre

  2. Very sad news. On behalf of the past members of Edmonton Caledonia Pipe Band we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Darby’s family. We all had some great times with Darby when he was in the band in Edmonton back in the 80’s. Alex MacIntyre



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