July 31, 2004

78th Frasers win at Kincardine

Kincardine, Ontario – July 3, 2004 – The picturesque town of Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron played host to one of the more popular smaller events on the PPBSO circuit, the Kincardine Scottish Festival, under perfect, sunny weather. The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band made its 2004 contest debut, winning the three-band Grade 1 event.

The Grade 2 event was also a three-band race, this time with the Glengarry Pipe Band taking the contest. All six bands in the Grade 1 and Grade 2 events plan to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow in August.

John Cairns of London, Ontario, won the overall award in the professional solo piping against a field of about 10 entrants.


Grade 1 (MSR)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders
2nd Peel Regional Police
3rd Toronto Police
Judges: P. Aumonier, C. MacDonald (piping); R. Worrall, ensemble; J. Agnew (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley)
1st Glengarry
2nd Niagara Regional Police
3rd Windsor Police
Judges: G. Neigh, R. Worrall (piping); R. Mackay (ensemble); J. Agnew (drumming)

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st MacNaughton Highlanders
2nd Windsor Police (gr 3)
3rd Dofasco
Judges: G. Neigh, R. Worrall (piping); R. Mackay (ensemble); J. Agnew (drumming)

Grade 4
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Penetangore
3rd Windosr Police (gr 4)
Judges: G. Neigh, R. Worrall (piping); R. Mackay (ensemble); J. Agnew (drumming)

Grade 5
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Guelph
3rd Grand Celtic (gr 5)
Judges: G. Neigh, R. Worrall (piping); R. Mackay (ensemble); J. Agnew (drumming)

Solo Professional Piping

1st John Cairns “Lament for the Children”
2nd Colin Clansey, Ottawa
3rd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto :His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie”
4th James MacHattie, Toronto, “MacLeod of Colbecks Salute”
Judge: R. Worrall

1st Colin Clansey
2nd John Cairns
3rd James MacHattie
4th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: J. Elliott

Strathspey & Reel
1st John Cairns
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Colin Clansey
4th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: T. Anderson

1st James MacHattie
2nd Colin Clansey
3rd Andrew Berthoff
4th Jacob Dicker
Judge: J. Watson

Letterkenny, Ireland – July 3, 2004 – The All-Ireland Pipe Band Championship was won by Field Marshal Montgomery (FMM) in a close contest that saw second-prize-winners St. Laurence O’Toole (SLOT) win the March, Strathspey & Reel section of the competition. SLOT won the drumming for the third consecutive year.

In Grade 2 Ballinderry Bridge won the overall title as well as the drumming.

Grade 1

1st St. Laurence O’Toole
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Ballycoan

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole
3rd Ballycoan

Also competing in Grade 1 were Ravara and Bleary & District, the latter of which received the prize for best bass section.


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