2014 Glengarry Cup win for Andrew Hayes

Published: March 31, 2014
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Andrew Hayes (middle) collects the 2014 Glengarry Cup from Jim Bush (right), with adjudicator Jack Lee.

Andrew Hayes (middle) collects the 2014 Glengarry Cup from Jim Bush (right), with adjudicator Jack Lee.

Ottawa – March 29, 2014 – Ottawa’s own Andrew Hayes was the winner of the 2014 Glengarry Cup, a solo piping event put on by the Ottawa Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario. The contest calls for a March, Strathspey & Reel, and was held at the Royal Canadian Air Force Officers’ Mess in downtown Ottawa. The trophy is donated by the Glengarry Pipe Band and the contest features both professional and top local amateur competitors. Jack Lee came in to judge the competition and also put on a workshop.

Glengarry Cup (MSR, 10 competed)
1st Andrew Hayes, “Abercairney Highlanders,” “Tulloch Castle,” “Charlie’s Welcome.”
2nd Eric Ouellette, Syracuse, New York, “John MacDonald’s Welcome to South Uist,” “Struan Robertson,” “Ca’ the Ewes.”
3rd Andrea Boyd, Ottawa, “South Hall,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch,” “The Sheepwife.”
4th Jacob Dicker, Ottawa, “Hugh Alexander Lowe of Tiree,” “Cabar Feidh,” “The Sheepwife.”
5th Scott MacIntosh, Ottawa, “Kantara to El Arish,” The Ewe Wi’ the Crooked Horn,” “The Sheepwife.”
6th Ed Bush, Prescott, Ontario “Hugh Kennedy,” “Susan MacLeod,” “The Grey Bob.”
Judge: Jack Lee

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