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Neil Perry – Entertainer – Deceased

Neil Perry (1918-2010) Neil was born on September 3, 1918 at the Alnwick Indian Reserve in Alderville, Ontario. His parents were Helen Crowe and Richard Whiteduck Perry. He lived on the Reserve until the age of five, at which time his family relocated to Ardoch, Ontario where his father's relatives resided. Neil showed an interest…
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Walter Cameron – Entertainer – Living

Walter Cameron Hailng from McDonalds Corners, Wally is a renowned vocalist and bass guitarist who performed extensively with the iconic Ron McMunn. Wally has shared his talents with the residents and guests of North Frontenac, Leeds and North Addington for a lifetime. Age 78.
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Ralph ” Curly” Taylor – Songwriter

Ralph “Curly” Taylor Curly as he is universally known was born and raised in the Madoc area. At an early age his father made Curly and his brother, Billy, homemade instruments. Brother Billy went on to become an accomplished fiddle player, idolizing the iconic Don Messer.  Curly opted for the guitar, but never got into…
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Dean Northey – 2018 Candidate – Promoter

Dean Northey In 1975, Dean Northey from Kingston, Ontario attended a bluegrass festival in Charlotte, Michigan, USA where he met with Jim and Jesse and the Virginal Boys, a top bluegrass band and members of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee. Dean was very impressed by their stage appearance, music and singing. The following year,…
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Howard Northey – 2018 Lifetime Achievement Candidate

Howard Northey Howard was born in the village of Cloyne. He learned to play the harmonica and ukulele at a young age. He played and sang at his School‘s Christmas concerts at Cloyne School. Howard sang in the Anglican church Choir in Flinton for twenty years. He learned how to play the guitar and sing…
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Ernie Smith – Entertainer – Living

Ernie Smith Ernie was born in Rockport, but his family relocated to Kingston when he was young. He started drumming at an early age and is best known as a percussionist and vocalist. At age fifteen in 1958, Ernie started his musical performance career in a group known as “Riders of the Trail”; however, the…
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Doug Mumford – Entertainer – Living

Doug Mumford Doug was born near Bancroft into a musical family. Two of his older brothers were accomplished musicians as young Doug began making his mark. He and his brothers formed the Rambling Highlanders. They played extensively throughout North Hastings and Peterborough County, performing regularly on CHEX radio in Peterborough, on the great Sean Eyre’s…
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Albert St. Pierre – Entertainer – Living

Albert started singing in a band in Belleville 50 years ago. The first band was “Little Davy and the Rhythm Pals” in Belleville. He then went on his own for a few years singing all over, then he was in a band called “Jeremiah Weed” in the Brighton and Campbellford area. He was president of…
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Doreen Black – Entertainer – Living

Doreen Black Best known locally for bass and vocals for the Country Four, Ronnie Clark, Terry Lessard and Reg Weber who played throughout L&A and Central Hastings as well as North and Central Frontenac, Doreen also lived and performed in the Oshawa /Durham area in her earlier years before she and her husband Ken began…
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