John Allan Cameron
The Godfather of Celtic music in Canada!

Career Highlights:

* On April 13, 2003, John was honoured by his family, friends and fans at the Bow and Arrow in Toronto, in celebration of his induction into the Order of Canada, to be presented to him later this year in Ottawa by the Governor of Canada. John Allan is receiving his OC in recognition of his efforts for over 30 years in establishing and growing the wonderful Celtic music scene in Canada

* Since 1985, the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games has been honoured to have John Allan Cameron as their Chieftain of the Games. The "John Allan & Friends" tent is where new and budding musicians have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the stage with the “Godfather of Celtic music in Canada”!

* Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from the University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia
* Recipient of East Coast Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award,
as well as a number of ECMA and JUNO Award nominations
* Featured performer in "Needfire: Passions of the Heart" Theatrical Production Toronto, ON - Dec 1999 to Feb 2000
* Host and featured performer Annual Christmas Show, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto - Dec 1999
* Featured performer with Symphony Nova Scotia for two shows in Halifax & Antigonish, NS - Nov 1999
* Host, featured performer and Honorary Chairman, Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton, NS - Oct 1999
* Capital Theatre, Moncton, NB - Oct. 1999
* Canmore Highland Games, Canmore, AB - Sept 1999
* Host, featured performer & Honorary Chairman, Fergus Highland Games - Aug 1999
* Windsor Celtic Festival, Windsor, ON - July 1999
* Host & Honorary Chairman, Fiddles of The World, Halifax, NS - July 1999
* St. Albert Celtic Festival, Edmonton, AB - June 1999
* Brampton Folk Festival, Brampton, ON - May 1999
* Special Guest, RCAF Pipe Band Tour, Arlington, VA - April 1999
* Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland - Jan 1999
* Celtic Connections Festival, Scotland - Jan 1999
* Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards TV Show (CBC), Ottawa, ON - Nov 1998
* Host, featured performer & Honorary Chairman, Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton, NS - Oct 1998
* Vicki Gabereau Show (CTV), Vancouver, BC - Oct 1998
* Festival of Fathers, Charlottetown, PEI - Sept 1998
* Festival By the Sea, Saint John, NB - Aug 1998
* New Brunswick Highland Games, Fredericton, NB - July 1998
* Festival of the Tartans, New Glasgow, NS - July 1998
* Featured performer in "Needfire: Passions of the Heart" Theatrical Production Toronto, ON - June / July 1998
* Featured performer with Orchestra London for two shows in London, ON - Jan 1998
* Featured performer with Edmonton Symphony for two shows in Edmonton, AB - Jan 1998
* Western Tour, which included concerts and TV appearances in Wainwright, CFB Cold Lake,
Josephburg, Grande Cache, Calgary & Edmonton, AB and Cranbrook & Creston, BC - Oct / Nov 1997
* "Celtic Tides" (TV Documentary) - Oct 1997
* was instrumental in forming the Cape Breton Symphony and inspiring younger musicians like Jerry Holland


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