February 28, 2001

Gillies Sweeps Metro Cup Contest

Newark, New Jersey – February 17, 2001 – Alasdair Gillies of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, won both events at the annual Metro Cup piping competition, putting in two excellent performances against a relatively large field.

The event saw two Scottish pipers, Stuart Liddell of Inveraray and John Patrick of Fankerton, flew in for the contest, combining their trips with recitals in the area.

For the first time, the contest added a piobaireachd event.

1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, Ontario
3rd Bruce Gandy, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Duncan Bell, New York

March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Bruce Gandy
4th John Patrick
5th Andrew Hayes

The events were judged by Archie Cairns, Donald Lindsay, and George Bell.


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