May 31, 2002

Livingstone Takes Livingstone

Hamilton, Ontario – May 11, 2002 – Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario, won the overall award at his namesake competition, the William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational at the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s Officers’ Mess at James Street Armoury in downtown Hamilton.

Livingstone earned the aggregate prize by winning the Piobaireachd event and garnering a third prize in the light music. James McHattie, Toronto, won the March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig event.

The contest was, for the first time, a qualifier event for the Macallan Invitational at the Interceltique Music Festival in Lorient, France, in August. Livingstone receives an all-expenses paid trip to the Scottish/Irish/Breton piping competition.

“The Livingstone” is organized by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.

1st Bill Livingstone, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
2nd Ed Neigh, Wellesley, Ontario
3rd Robert Crabtree, Toronto

1st James McHattie
2nd Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario
3rd Bill Livingstone

Also competing at the event but not in the prizes were Peter Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario; Andrew Berthoff, Toronto; Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario; and Martyn Brown, Barrie, Ontario. Three players who were entered, John Cairns, London, Ontario, Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, and Andrew Hayes, Nepean, Ontario, did not make it to the event.


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