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.
“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.