Published: April 30, 2006

Carlisle sweeps Northern Ireland Championships

Monkstown, Northern Ireland – April 8, 2006 – The five piping and drumming first prizes went to only two people as Andrew Carlisle and Philip Bell won everything at the Northern Ireland Piping and Drumming Championships. The event was part of the Ulster Festival of Piping and Drumming. Callum McKinnon of Fife, Scotland, won the Amateur Piobaireachd event, and Kris Coyle of Carrickfergus, Ireland, took the Junior MSR.

Solo Piping
Open Piobaireachd

1st Andrew Carlisle, Ballygowan, N. Ireland, “The Red Speckled Bull,” (silver Naill practice chanter)
2nd Jonathan Greenlees, Lisburn, N. Ireland, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
3rd Michael Egan, “Weighing from Land”
4th Andrew Hall, Upminster, England, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
5th Alan Ferguson, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
6th Michael Fitzhenry, “Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament”
Judge: Brian Donaldson

MSR
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Jonathan Greenlees
3rd Andrew Hall
4th Gary Watterson, Aghalee, N. Ireland
5th Michael Fitzhenry, Calgary
6th Ryan McFarland, Omagh, N. Ireland
Judges: Walter Cowan, Brian Donaldson, Richard Parkes

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Andrew Hall
3rd Jonathan Greenlees
4th Gary Watterson
Judges: Walter Cowan, Brian Donaldson, Richard Parkes

Solo Drumming
MSR

1st Philip Bell, Dromore, N. Ireland
2nd John Henderson, Burntisland, Scotland
3rd Gavin Noade, Ballynahinch, N. Ireland
4th Lee Lawson, Warringstown, N. Ireland
Judges: Paul Turner, Brian Purves, Keith Orr

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Philip Bell, Dromore, N. Ireland
2nd John Henderson, Burntisland, Scotland
3rd Gavin Noade, Ballynahinch, N. Ireland
4th Lee Lawson, Warringstown, N. Ireland
Judges: Paul Turner, Brian Purves, Keith Orr

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