May 31, 2000

Gillies Takes Livingstone

Hamilton, Ontario – May 13, 2000 – Alasdair Gillies of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, won the annual William Livingstone Sr. Invitation Piping Competition here today by putting together two persuasive performances in each of the contest’s two events. He secured the aggegate award with a first prize in the March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig and a second in the Piobaireachd section.

Andrew Hayes of Ottawa, Ontario, was a surprise winner of the Piobaireachd event with a rendition of “My King Has Landed in Moidart,” a tune in last year’s set list for the Gold Medal.

Also playing but not in the prizes were: Pete Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario; Andrew Berthoff, Toronto; John Cairns, London, Ontario; Rob Crabtree, Toronto; Ann Gray, Regina, Saskatchewan; Michael Grey, Toronto; Scott Walker, Emaus, Pennsylvania.

Both events were judged by William Connell, London, Ontario; Jim McGillivray, Aurora, Ontario; and John MacKenzie, Newmarket, Ontario.

1st Andrew Hayes, “My King Has Landed in Moidart”
2nd Alasdair Gillies, “End of the Great Bridge”
3rd Ian K. MacDonald, Toronto, Ontario, “Battle of Aldearn #2”

Light Music
1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Colin Clansey, British Columbia
3rd Andrew Hayes


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