Atlantic Piob hosted by College of Piping

Published: April 29, 2013
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Summerside, Prince Edward Island – April 27, 2013 – The College of Piping played host to the annual Atlantic Piobaireachd Challenge while the Antigonish Highland Society’s attentions were on the 150th anniversary of the Antigonish Highland Games this year. Seventeen competed in the various grades, and all contestants had to submit tunes set for this year’s major gatherings. Jack Lee judged all events and conducted a workshop the following day.

Professional
1st Alex Gandy, “Lord MacDonald’s Lament”
2nd James MacHattie, “The Old Men of the Shells”

Grade 1
1st Sarah Simpson, “Fair Honey”
2nd James Dyson, “All the Men Paid Rent but Rory”
3rd Brandon Gardner, “The Parading of the MacDonalds”

Grade 2
1st Ian Best, “All the Men Paid Rent but Rory”

Grade 3
1st Graeme Murray, “Melbank’s Salute”
2nd Mike Farnworth, “Grain in Hides, Corn in Sacks”
3rd Bill Duncan, “Lady Anapool’s Lament”

Grade 4
1st Clare Henderson, “Melbank’s Salute”
2nd Brady Webb, “Lady Anapool’s Lament”
3rd Keegan Durnford, “Lady Anapool’s Lament”

Grade 5
1st Ryan Simpson, “Duntroon’s March”
2nd Calum Brydon, “Melbank’s Salute”

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