Ellen’s Final Curtain Call


In August 2019, the Tartan Terrors announced the peaceful passing of founder Ellen Wilkes Irmisch. Ellen spent two years battling cancer with the determination of a soldier. Ellen is fondly remembered for her sweet and fun personality, boundless energy and positivity.

Through your kindness and donations, Ellen’s last request raised over $25,000.

“Hi this is Ellen.
If you are reading this I have transitioned on to my new adventure.
I had great joy being able to perform around the world and meet so many incredible people.
I want to make sure Emily and my boys are taken care of and my final wish was to be able to gift them new kilts and equipment. I want the Tartan Terrors to continue [to] bring music, laughter and joy to those around the world.
If you can contribute in any way so my memory will live on with them.
I don't want you to feel sad for me. I loved bringing happiness to people and sharing the joy that performing gave me.
Thank you for all the wonderful support over the last two years. Love and Peace.
Namaste,
Ellen”