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Piping and Drumming

Hall of Famer: Lianne Bradshaw

Hall of Famer: Lianne Bradshaw

Antigonish native Lianne Bradshaw, who started playing drums with the Clanranald Pipe Band in the early 1980s, joined the Grade 2 Scotia Legion Pipe Band - a huge jump from the Grade 4 Antigonish band 0 within three years. As a drum corps member and their instructor,...

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Hall of Famer: Bruce Gandy

Hall of Famer: Bruce Gandy

A mainstay of the Games - both as a judge and a competitor - Bruce Gandy has excelled during his visits to Antigonish. As a professional solo piper, his streak of victories is an incredible one, including winning the Ray Stanley Chisholm Buckle as open piper of the...

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Hall of Famer: Barry Ewen

Hall of Famer: Barry Ewen

At the games, Ewen excelled in the the professional jig, while securing open piper honours on four occasions. In 1974, he took over as pipe major of the Antigonish Legion Pipe Band, a group that already won two North American Grade 3 titles. In 1975, after winning top...

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Hall of Famer: Doug Boyd

Hall of Famer: Doug Boyd

An Antigonish native, Doug Boyd started piping as an 11-year-old with a school operated by Royal Canadian Legion Arras Branch 59. He become the youngest piper with the Grade 3 Antigonish Legion Pipe Band, a group that won several major awards, culminating with a...

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Hall of Famer: Dr. Angus MacDonald

Hall of Famer: Dr. Angus MacDonald

Dr. Angus MacDonald of Glenuig, Scotland, was named Open Piper of the Games six times during the eleven years he lived in Nova Scotia. As a player and instructor he greatly advanced the knowledge of piobaireachd, the classical music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. He...

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Hall of Famer: Fr. Neil McKenna

Hall of Famer: Fr. Neil McKenna

Fr. Neil McKenna of Antigonish, was a top individual drummer, instructed three Nova Scotia-based pipe bands and co-organized the first Highland Games Pipe Band Tattoos. He was lead drummer for the Antigonish Legion Pipe Band drum corps which was named to the North...

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Hall of Famer: Scott Williams

Hall of Famer: Scott Williams

Scott Williams of Antigonish has played with and/or instructed five championship bands. A fine solo player, he was the second winner of the prestigious Allan Beaton Memorial Trophy. He is a well-respected piping judge and has written extensively on pipers and pipe...

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Hall of Famer: Allan Cameron

Hall of Famer: Allan Cameron

Allan Cameron of Springfield, Antigonish County, won numerous solo medals at the Games, was a member of the first pipe band raised in Antigonish, played for Highland dancers for four decades and was official piper of the Antigonish Highland Society for nearly fifty...

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