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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - April/May 2005
Indianapolis Based Scottish Cultural Societies

Scottish Society of Indianapolis, Inc.

Established December 1983
Founder Carter C. Keith
Membership 130 Individual and Family Memberships
President Jack T. Davidson
Secretary Ronald L. Walker
Meetings Monthly Meetings at the Sterrett Senior Center
Newsletter Quarterly

Past-President (1991-92, 2000-04)
Carson C. Smith, FSA Scot
2207 Van Ness Place
Indianapolis, IN 46240-4703
(317) 691-3078 Davidson
(317) 319-3712 Smith

Scottish American Club of Indiana

Established April 1994
First President Adam McDonald
Membership Unkown
Treasurer Marguerite Hendrie
Meetings Annual Burns Supper
Newsletter Semi-Annually

Mrs. Hugh C. (Marguerite) Hendrie, Treasurer
7960 Conarroe Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278-1206

(317) 872-8179 Hendrie

Indianapolis-Based Pipe Bands

Murat Highlanders Pipe Band

Established September 1949
Founder George L. Stalker
History 1949-51 Hoosier Highlanders Pipe Band
1951-02 Murat Highlanders Pipe Band
Membership 11 Pipers and 10 Drummers
Events St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Tartan Ball and Shrine and Masonic Events and Parades

William R. Stanton, Past-President
510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1517

(317) 231-3939 Stanton
(317) 635-2433 Shrine

Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers

Established March 1962
Founder Wallace Gordon Diehl, DVM
Membership 18 Pipers and 14 Drummers
Events St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Tartan Ball, 500 Festival Parade, the Indianapolis 500, Indy Irish Fest and the Indianapolis International Festival

Dr. Wallace Gordon Diehl, Pipe Major
325 Acre Av.
Brownsburg, IN 46112-1317

(317) 852-7067 Diehl
(317) 852-9319 Band


Celtic Cross Pipe Band

Established November 1980
Dissolved November 2001
Founder Roderick A. (Roddy) MacDonald
History 1980-85 Clan Nae Gael Pipe Band
1985-94 Scottish Society Pipe Band
1994-01 Celtic Cross Pipe Band
Membership Disbanded
Events Scottish American Club of Indiana Burns Supper

Roderick A. (Roddy) MacDonald, Pipe Major
9783 Haverstick Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46280-1851

(317) 844-1970 MacDonald
(317) 846-2860 Band

Indianapolis Firefighter’s Emerald Society Bagpipe Band

Established 1995
Membership 14 Pipers and 8 Drummers
Events St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Indy Irish Fest, and Fire Department Events and Parades

Indianapolis Firefighter’s Emerald Society Bagpipe Band
Clayton E. Thomas, Drum Major and Business Manager
809 Dunbar Dr.
Cumberland, IN 46229

(317) 894-3096 Home
(317) 445-9548 Cell


Dalriada Society Pipe Band

Established October 1999
Founders Bret Widdifield and Rufus Campbell
Membership Unknown
Events St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Indy Irish Fest, and the Irish Children’s Fund Benefit

Bret Widdifield, President
8418 Chittimwood Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46227-2715

(317) 882-5262 Band

Indiana Caledonian Pipe Band

Membership 12 pipers and 6 drummers
Hugh Sutherland, Pipe Major
1329 Huntington Woods Road
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 873-2965

Indianapolis-Based Highland Dancers

Cornelius Highland Dancers

Established 1985
Founder Katherine A. Cornelius
Membership 40 Dancers
Events Tartan Day, Gordon Pipers Tartan Ball, Kentucky Scottish Weekend and Columbus Scottish Festival, Indianapolis International Festival, Indy Irish Fest

Cornelius Highland Dancers
Katherine A. Cornelius, Instructor
6323 Watercrest Way
Indianapolis, IN 46278-1982

(317) 216-1867 Home
(317) 327-5591 Work

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