August 31, 2000

Livingstone Takes Another Clasp

Maxville, Ontario – August 4, 2000 – The annual Piobaireachd Society (Canada) competitions were held here today on a bright and sunny day as part of the Glengarry Highland Games.

Andrew Berthoff of Toronto, Ontario, playing Angus MacKay’s setting of “Lord Lovat’s Lament,” was awarded the Piobaireachd Society’s Gold Medal, and Bill Livingstone of Whitby, Ontario, received the Clasp to the medal with a performance of the Donald MacDonald rendition of “Lament for John Garve MacLeod of Raasay.”

In the light music events, Robert Crabtree of Toronto won the March, Strathspey & Reel, and Andrew Hayes of Ottawa, Ontario, took the Former Winners MSR.

Ronald Lawrie of Oban, Scotland, judged all the events but the MSR, which was adjudicated by John Cairns of London, Ontario.

For gaining the Clasp, Livingstone is elligible to be invited to the annual Glenfiddich Piping Championship at Blair Atholl, Scotland, in October, although in recent years this invitation has not been extended.

Pioabireachd Society Gold Medal

1st Andrew Berthoff, “Lord Lovat’s Lament,” 2nd Martyn Brown, 3rd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, Ont, 4th Robert Crabtree, Toronto, Ont, 5th Peter Aumonier, Oakville, Ont.

Clasp for Previous Winners of the Gold Medal
1st Bill Livingstone, “Lament for John Garve MacLeod of Raasay,” 2nd John Cairns, London, Ont, 3rd Matthew Turnbull, Michigan

March Strathspey & Reel
1st Robert Crabtree, 2nd Andrew Berthoff, 3rd Hector MacDonald, Scarborough, Ont, 4th John MacPhee, Summerside, PEI, 5th Peter Aumonier

Former Winners MSR
1st Andrew Hayes, 2nd Matthew Turnbull, 3rd John Cairns


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