We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our beloved Gaelic friend and mentor Maxie “Dan Angus” MacNeil, of Highland Hill, Cape Breton.
Maxie was an integral part of Féis an Eilein, always willing to lend his voice for performances and workshops. He was very supportive of youth growing up in the culture by encouraging them to sing a song at the milling table and by being a kind and approachable member of the Gaelic community. We will also remember him greatly for his sense of humour. An iconic and important man, he will forever live on in our hearts and so too, in the lasting sounds his voice has left on all of us.
Here is a beautiful article written in the Cape Breton Post:http://www.capebretonpost.com/…/Community-mourns-the-loss…/1.
Have a listen to Maxie’s timeless voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBib8i2aRDs
The milling frolics won’t be the same without you, Maxie. You will be missed greatly. Beannachd dia dhuit.