April 30, 2007

Carlisle sweeps the boards at Ulster Festival

Monkstown, Northern Ireland – March 31, 2007 – Andrew Carlisle of Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, was the overall winner of the Ulster Festival of Solo Piping Competition, which drew more than 120 piping and drumming competitors. Carlisle won all three senior piping events.

Open Piobaireachd
1st Andrew Carlisle, “The Red Speckled Bull”
2nd Andrea Boyd, Nova Scotia, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
3rd Jonathan Greenlees, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
4th Conor McCallion, Cookstown, Northern Ireland
5th Andrew Shilliday, Dungannon, Northern Ireland
6th Philip Doran, Lower Meelick, Republic of Ireland

Senior MSR
1st Andrew Carlisle “Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushall,” “Cameronian Rant,” “John Morrison, Assynt House”
2nd Glenn Cupples, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Amos Gilmore, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
5th= Andrew Hall, Upminster, England
5th= Peter Donnan, Dublin

Senior Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd Andrew Shilliday
4th Amos Gilmore
5th Andrew Hall

Piping judges: Jimmy Banks, David Caldwell, Gordon Walker

Senior Drumming MSR
1st= Gavin Noade, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland
1st= Lee Lawson, Campbeltown, Scotland

Senior Drumming Hornpipe & Jig
1st Lee Lawson
2nd Gavin Noade

Drumming judges: Stephen Creighton, Mark Wilson


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