Hugh Angus MacDonald was born in Lanark, Antigonish County (d. 1976). He became one of the most popular fiddlers in eastern Nova Scotia, playing for over seventy years at many social occasions. Known as a popular dance player, his specialty was polkas and he would later be known as the “Polka King.” He recorded many of his tunes in Montreal in the mid-1930s. He was a recipient of the “Stompin Tom Award” at the 2001 East Coast Music Awards and in 2003 he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. (Photo: Hugh Angus MacDonald. Courtesy of Kendra MacGillivray).