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The Quigley High­landers Pipes and Drums, Glengarry’s com­mu­nity pipe band and the Glengarry High­land Games Fri­day night duty band are cel­e­brat­ing their 15th an­niver­sary this year, and as usual, the band will be ac­tive over the en­tire High­land Games week­end. Mem­bers of the band are pic­tured here at last year’s Games be­ing con­grat­u­lated by Drum Ma­jor Chris Ren­wick who calls out the com­mands for Fri­day night’s Tat­too. From left to right are Chris Ren­wick, Pipe Ma­jor Ron Gra­ham, Pipe Sergeant Ewen MacDon­ald, piper Lynn MacGil­livray and Pipe Sergeant Shawn White. Be­hind Mr. White we can just make out Rob Ma­cLel­lan. The band is un­der the lead­er­ship of Pipe Ma­jor Ron Gra­ham and Lead Tip Scott Gra­ham and up to a play­ing strength of 31 mem­bers in­clud­ing lat­est mem­ber Drum Ma­jor Jean Tessier. You can see The Quigleys at the Games’ Fri­day Tat­too and on Satur­day par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Band Grade 5 March Med­ley com­pe­ti­tion as well as in both massed bands. On Sun­day, Aug. 6, the band makes their an­nual ap­pear­ance at the Kirkin' O' the Tar­tan at St. Columba Church in Kirk Hill, up the road from the for­mer ham­let of Quigley’s Cor­ners, now Lochiel, where the band takes its name from. Keep an ear out for the Quigley’s rous­ing bracket of sets that in­cludes a new mov­ing trib­ute to Glengarry Celtic Mu­sic Hall of Famer and pip­ing leg­end, Con­nie Kippen Blaney who passed away in Jan­uary. The Quigley High­landers Pipes and Drums’ motto is “Know Your Past, Em­power your Fu­ture" ex­press­ing pride in the strength and courage of the Scots High­landers who left their home­land to set down pi­o­neer roots in Glengarry.


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