May 31, 2007

Competitors get ready for Livingstone Invitational

The first significant solo piping event of the Ontario year will be held on Saturday, May 12, when the William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitation Solo Piping Competition takes place at the James Street Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.

Eight competitors accepted the invitation to compete, a smaller number than previous years. The event will again be held in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s Officers’ Mess, a room festooned with medals and historical artifacts from the regiment’s participation in many wars.

Comprising Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe and Jig events, the ceol mor portion is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and the light music at 8:00 p.m.

Pipers competing in the 2007 Livingstone:

  • Jacob Dicker, Sarnia, Ontario
  • Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario
  • Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
  • James MacHattie, Toronto
  • Sean McKeown, Toronto
  • Will Nichols
  • Andrew Smith, Calgary
  • Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Andrew Hayes of Ottawa was the winner of the 2006 Livingstone. The event is put together by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.


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