Published: July 04, 2015

HD video: 78th Fraser Highlanders take Grade 1 at Kincardine

PPBSOlogoKincardine, Ontario – July 4, 2015 – The annual Kincardine Scottish Festival attracted its customary large crowd with its typically perfect weather on the shores of Lake Huron. The 78th Fraser Highlanders emerged victorious in the three-band Grade 1 medley competition. Despite the national holiday in the USA, Grade 2 benefited from two American bands making the trip, with Great Lakes and Greater Midwest competing. The George Watson’s College Juvenile Pipe Band made  of Edinburgh their third trip to Kincardine in the last six years and won the Grade 3 event. The band received a warm ovation from the crowd for the commitment they have shown by travelling so far to compete in Ontario.

Grade 1 (medley, three competed)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders (2,2,1,1)
2nd Peel Regional Police (1,1,3,3)
3rd Toronto Police (3,3,2,2)
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Brian McCue (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR, three competed)
1st Greater Midwest (1,1,1,1)
2nd Paris Port Dover (2,2,3,2)
3rd Great Lakes (3,3,2,3)
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Brian McCue (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR, seven competed)
1st George Watson’s College (1,1,1,1)
2nd Windsor Police (3,2,2,2)
3rd Toronto Police (5,3,4,4)
4th Rob Roy (2,4,5,5)
5th Hamilton Police (6,5,3,3)
6th Durham Regional Police (4,7,6,7)
7th Penetangore (7,6,7,6)
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Brian McCue (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

George Watson’s College pipe-major shakes hands with ensemble judge Ken Eller before competing in the Grade 3 MSR at Kincardine.

Grade 4 (medley, six competed)
1st Guelph (2,1,3,1)
2nd Grand Celtic (1,2,5,2)
3rd Paris Port Dover (Gr4) (3,3,2,3)
4th Chatham Kent Police Services (4,6,4,4)
5th Hamilton Police (Gr4) (6,5,1,6)
6th Flint Scottish (5,4,6,5)
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Brian McCue (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 5 (march medley, nine competed)
1st Barrie (Gr5) (1,1,1,1)
2nd White Heather (2,4,2,4)
3rd Durham Regional Police (5,3,6,2)
4th Ryan Russell Memorial (4,5,5,3)
5th Grand Celtic (Gr5) (3,2,7,6)
6th Dundas (9,6,3,8)
7th Fergus (Gr5) (8,8,4,7)
8th Beinn Gorm Highlanders (7,9,9,5)
9th Forest City Celtic (Gr5) (6,7,8,9)
Judges: Terry Cleland, Barry Conway (piping); Steve Hill (drumming); Adrian Melvin (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
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1st Sean McKeown
2nd Doug MacRae
3rd Callum Harper
4th Ian K. MacDonald
5th Steven Tripp
6th Glenn Walpole
Judge: Peter Aumonier

March
1st Doug MacRae
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Sean McKeown
4th Nick Hudson
5th Glenn Walpole
6th Aidan Bowen
Judge: Bill Livingstone

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Sean McKeown
3rd Nick Hudson
4th Callum Harper
5th Aidan Bowen
6th Glenn Walpole
Judge: Ken Eller

Jig
1st Callum Harper
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Glenn Walpole
4th Sean McKeown
5th Aidan Bowen
6th Nick Hudson
Judge: Jake Watson

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