Updated: Gandy, Carlisle, Clansey, Cooper take top prizes in KC

Published: January 31, 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri – January 13, 2012 - Alex Gandy won the Gold Medal Piobaireachd event, while Andrew Carlisle took home the top light music award and Colin Clansey won the Silver Medal Piobaireachd contest at the annual Winter Storm competitions, part of the weekend of workshops, contests and performances staged by the Midwest Highland Arts Fund.

Gold Medal Piobaireachd
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2nd Jori Chisholm, Seattle
3rd Andrew Lee, Vancouver

Judges: Roddy MacLeod, Willie McCallum, Jack Taylor

Gold Medal Light Music (MSRHJ)
1st Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Craig Muirhead, Glasgow

Judges: Alastair Dunn, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod

Silver Medal Piobaireachd
1st Colin Clansey, Ottawa
2nd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
3rd John Lee, Vancouver

Gold Medal Snare Drumming
1st Derek Cooper, Warminster, Pennsylvannia
2nd Graham Brown, Milton, Ontario
3rd Chris Barr, Clinton Township, Michigan

Graham Brown was announced the winner of the snare drumming event, but the result was changed when a compiling error was discovered.

Gold Medal Tenor Drumming
1st Matthew Bellia, London, Ontario
2nd Andrew Elliot, Toronto
3rd Holly Shaw, Calgary

Gold Medal Bass Drumming
1st Amber Bartholomeusz, San Jose, California
2nd Andrew Elliott, Toronto
3rd Christina Hanks, Hannacroix, New York

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