March 31, 2005

Carlisle, Bell take Ulster Festival

Belfast – March 25-26, 2005 – More than 150 competitors from Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States played at the Ulster Festival of Piping & Drumming. Andrew Carlisle of Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, and Philip Bell, of Dromore, Northern Ireland, were the overall winners of the senior piping and drumming events.

Senior Solo Piping

1st Andrew Hall, Essex, England, “Melbank’s Salute”
2nd Andrew Carlisle, “Nameless (Hiharin dro o dro”
3rd Jonathan Greenlees, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
4th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland, “The MacFarlanes’ Gathering”

1st Gordon McCreedy
2nd Andrew Carlisle
3rd Andrew Hall
4th Ryan Canning, Glasgow

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Gordon McCreedy
4th Ryan Canning

Judges for all events: Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson, Allan Russell.

Senior Solo Side-Drumming

1st Philip Bell
2nd Gavin Noade, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland
3rd Lee Lawson, Warringstown, Northern Ireland

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gavin Noade
2nd Philip Bell
3rd Lee Lawson

Judges for all drumming events: Paul Turner, Tommy Johnston, Jacob Jørgensen.


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