October 31, 2007

Lee wins two of three events, overall at Nicol-Brown

Albany, New York – October 6, 2007 – Alastair Lee of Coquitlam, British Columbia, (pictured, right) won the Piobaireachd and MSR and was second in the 6/8 Marches to take the overall award at the 25th annual Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Competition. John Wilson and Nancy Tunnicliffe judged everything. With the aggregate prize, Lee received airfare to compete at the 2008 Scottish Pipers Society of London competitions and a made-to-measure kilt. Other donated prizes included bound a Piobaireachd Society Collection, practice chanters, CDs and DVDs.

1st Alastair Lee, “Melbank’s Salute”
2nd Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, New York, “The Groat”
3rd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore, “Tulach Ard”
4th Sean Moran, Glenmont, New York, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
5th Andrew MacPhail, Hamilton, Ontario, “The Bicker”
6th Gordon Conn, Calgary, “The Parading of the MacDonalds”

Participants in the 2007 Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational: Front row: Nancy Tunnicliffe, Erika Kelly, Brittney Otto, Gordon Conn, John Wilson. 2nd row: Matt McRae, Alastair Lee, Ben McClamrock, Andrew MacPhail. 3rd row: Dan Lyden, Dan Cole, Derek Midgley, Sean Moran, Donald Lindsay. [Photo: Paula Glendinning.]
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alastair Lee, “The Young MacGregor,” “The Shepherd’s Crook,” “The Sheepwife”
2nd Gordon Conn
3rd Andrew MacPhail
4th Ben McClamrock
5th Derek Midgley
6th Dan Lyden, Baltimore

6/8 Marches
1st Gordon Conn, “Jean Mauchline,” “The Heights of Cassino”
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd Dan Lyden
4th Derek Midgley
5th Daniel Cole, Schenectady, New York
6th Andrew MacPhail

Also competing but not in the prizes were Erika Kelly, Georgetown, Ontario; Matt McRae, Plant City, Florida; and Brittney Otto, Cultus Lake, British Columbia.


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