May 31, 2004

Cairns takes Livingstone

Hamilton, Ontario – May 15, 2004 – John Cairns of London, Ontario, was the overall winner of the 2004 William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational Piping Competition held at the Officers Mess of James Street Armoury, the regimental headquarters of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

Cairns, who has not competed often since winning both Highland Society of London Gold Medals in 1999, won the piobaireachd event and placed third in the light music.

1st John Cairns, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
2nd Roderick MacLean, Halifax, Nova Scotia, “His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie”
3rd James MacHattie, Toronto

Light Music
1st Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
2nd Adrian Melvin, Chicago
3rd John Cairns

Also competing but not in the prizes were Ken Sutherland, Menlo Park, California; and Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, and Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario, had to withdraw from the competition due to other commitments.

Both events were judged by Bill Livingstone, Reay Mackay, and Bob Worrall.


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