MY HERITAGE

IRISH

Moyra Page

Mother

Gregory's Irish mother Moyra Page was a singer who recorded for Decca.

 

In 1964 she had a Top 10 hit in Spain with group The Beat-Chics, who were one of Britain's first all girl pop bands.

 

In August 1965 they toured with The Beatles.

ARMENIAN

Father

Gregory's Armenian father, Gregory Hovelian, taught himself to play guitar and sang in five languages.

 

On August 17th, 1962 his band iMarziani played with The Beat-Chics at The Kit Kat Club in Lebanon. 

 

9 months later guess who was born?

Krikor Hovelian
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Uncle

Gregory's Irish uncle, Tom Page was a filmmaker and Irish Language teacher.

Aunt

Gregory's Armenian aunt, Marie Hovelian-Hagopian, is an incredibly talented artist.

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Dave Page Sr.

Grandfather

Gregory's grandfather is master Uilleann piper

Dave Page

 

In the 1930s he recorded two 78 albums, one made in London on the Parlophone label,

the other in Dublin on the Columbia label.

 

These albums remain some of the earliest known recordings of traditional Irish music.

Great Grandmother

Gregory's famous Armenian great grandmother, Iskuhi Sultanian, was very religious, had prophetic dreams and was a clairvoyant.

 

She learned to play the qanun (canon); she did this wonderfully and also sang.

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