April 30, 2008

MacCrimmon returns as man from Glengarry elected to Hall of Fame

Glengarry County, Ontario, native and former Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band pipe-sergeant Bob MacCrimmon (pictured right) has been inducted into the Glengarry Music Hall of Fame, along with the late Sybil MacPhee, who ran the piping school in Maxville, Ontario, for more than 25 years.

Described by organizers as “probably the most famous and accomplished piper that was ever born and raised in Glengarry county,” MacCrimmon will be ushered into the Hall on a banquet in Maxville on May 23rd.

“Born and raised in Dunvegan, near Maxville, election to the Glengarry Music Hall of Fame is really thrilling,” MacCrimmon said. “It further reinforces my close ties to Glengarry and the Maxville Games.”MacCrimmon currently serves as an accredited adjudicator with the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.

Glengarry County is one of Canada’s most Scottish communities, and has a rich tradition of Celtic music. The Glengarry Pipe Band has been consistently successful in competition, currently competing in Grade 2.

Sybil MacPhee played a key role in the inception of the Glengarry School of Piping and Drumming, and donated many years as a volunteer, serving continuously on the executive as treasurer until her death in 2001. Because of her strong impact, Glengarry Pipe-Major Colin Clansey composed “The Ghost of Sybil MacPhee,” a popular air in MacPhee’s memory around which the band built its current competition medley.


  1. Bob was a classmate of mine back in Kingston. He was then piping with the Clan and the Queen’s band. We’ve bumped into each other off and on over the subsequent years, usually at the” Games. Congratulations Bob. Well done. D.J. McDonald



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