July 31, 2007

Day two at Atlantic Canada Championships goes to 78th Highlanders

Antigonish, Nova Scotia – July 22, 2007 – The Grade 1 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel won the second day of events at the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships on a sunshine-drenched afternoon before an enthusiastic crowd. In the Professional solo competitions, Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was the overall winner of the piping and Aaron Carter of Fredericton, New Brunswick, took the piping. The Antigonish Highland Games have been going for 144 successive years, making the event the longest running in North America and, possibly, the world.

Grade 1 (medley, two competed)
1st 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel
2nd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew
Drumming: 78th Highlanders

Grade 2 (medley, one competed)
1st Dartmouth & District
Drumming: Dartmouth

Grade 3 (medley, two competed)
1st College of Piping Summerside
2nd Maritime Air Force
Drumming: College of Piping

Grade 4 (medley, four competed)
1st Dartmouth & District (Gr.4)
2nd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (Gr.4)
3rd 78th Highlanders Halifax (Gr.4)

Grade 5 (medley, two competed)
1st College of Piping Summerside (Gr.5)
2nd 78th Highlanders Halifax (Gr.5)

Judges for all grades: Andrew Berthoff, Scott Williams (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); James MacHattie (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping (14 competed)

1st Bruce Gandy, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
2nd Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
3rd Kevin Dugas, Halifax, Nova Scotia, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
Judge: Andrew Berthoff

1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Matt MacIsaac, Halifax
3rd Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario
Judge: Scott Williams

Strathspey & Reel
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Andrea Boyd, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
3rd Matt MacIsaac
Judge: James MacHattie

1st Michael Grey
2nd Matt MacIsaac
3rd Kevin Dugas
Judge: James MacHattie

Professional Solo Snare Drumming

1st Aaron Carter
2nd Patricia Gillis
3rd Jeremy White
Judge: Hugh Cameron

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Aaron Carter
2nd Jeremy White
3rd Patricia Gillis
Judge: Hugh Cameron


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