Published: May 31, 2008

Livingstone Memorial Invitational attracts seven entrants

If everyone plays, the annual William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition on May 10th in Hamilton, Ontario, will feature its smallest entry ever with seven pipers competing in the event.

Beginning with the Piobaireachd contest at 3 pm in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s Officers’ Mess at James Street Armoury, the competition will be judged by Robert Wallace and Bob Worrall, with Ken Eller the emcee for the evening.

Confirmed entrants:

  • Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario
  • James MacHattie, Toronto
  • Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
  • Sean McKeown, Toronto
  • Will Nichols, Seattle
  • Jamie P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The annual competition is organized by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.

 “The Livingstone” has been held since the 1988 and is generally considered one of the premier solo piping events in North America.

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Published: May 31, 2008

Livingstone Memorial Invitational attracts seven entrants

If everyone plays, the annual William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition on May 10th in Hamilton, Ontario, will feature its smallest entry ever with seven pipers competing in the event.Beginning with the Piobaireachd contest at 3 pm in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s Officers’ Mess at James Street Armoury, the competition will be judged by Reay Mackay, Robert Wallace and Bob Worrall, with Ken Eller the emcee for the evening.Confirmed entrants:

  • Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario
  • James MacHattie, Toronto
  • Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
  • Sean McKeown, Toronto
  • Will Nichols, Seattle
  • Jamie P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The annual competition is organized by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.”The Livingstone” has been held since the 1978 and is generally considered one of the premier solo piping events in North America.p|dWhat do you think? We always want to hear from our readers, so please use our comments system to provide your thoughts!Do you have news? Be sure to send your information to pipes|drums. We can’t report what we don’t know about! Please remember to support the businesses that advertise and make the not-for-profit p|d possible.

8 COMMENTS

  1. With Will and Jamie flying in from the west coast and Simon from Scotland, I don’t think travel costs have anything to do with it. Check out the solo piping calendar and you’ll see that the Dan Reid Invitational is on the same day. So, the list of top North American players is being split today between the two events. Seven is a brilliant number for an invitational contest. Seven extremely talented players. Looking forward to the day.

  2. You know Curt, I get the feeling you’re just being a negative nelly about the Livingstone. What little class you show to post the results for the Dan Reid on a thread that pertains to another contest. I am one of the organizers of the Livingstone and I have to say the evening was well attended, packed house even, by spectators. The talent was top notch, everything ran very smoothly and I’m very confident Andrew will post the results shortly as he was also in attendance. So Curt, save your news for the posting of the Dan Reid results. Until you’re directly involved with an event like I am with the Livingstone, you can’t know how insulting you are. May when they post something about you one day, I’ll come on and post comments about fabulous Bob Worrall is….and steal your thunder. Hit a nerve maybe? Yep…when you do as much work as our committee does and the our competitors do…people like you….meh…..

  3. I think Michele needs to relax. I thought Curt’s post was appropriate to the conversation. He simply responded to someone who had implied that the Livingstone was more prestigious than the DRM. Curt provided evidence to the contrary. Where’s the problem???

  4. Sorry to hit a nerve, but when someone says one contest is more prestigious than another contest, I let people decide for themselves by the list of the competitors. Hence I posted about the DR. I suggest you follow a thread prior to posting an attack on someone that just showed what this thread was about. There was only 7 competitors at the Livingstone. Sorry, but that is what the article was about to start with. Hence a conversation on why only 7. I thought fuel prices until I heard that the DR was going on the same weekend. My suggestion would be is to have it on another weekend and learn from my posting. I am sure you have done a great job at the event. I have been involved in putting on a competition here in Pittsburgh, so I do know a little about it. We put on quite a large competition here for the first time last year. It is best not to compete against another big competition if possible. Enjoy.

  5. I have a feeling this is what we are going to see for several years to come due to rising fuel costs and food costs. Some things are going to be cut from people’s lives and piping is behind eating… well for most. Too bad, but sign of the times me thinks.

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