Livingstone adds Brown to recital/competition bill
Highland Society of London Gold Medallist Glenn Brown has been in the news recently for moving from the ScottishPower Pipe Band to take the front-left flank spot as Pipe-Sergeant of House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead, and returns to the headlines as the latest competitor in revamped Livingstone competition/recital event in Hamilton, Ontario, on October 6th.
It will be the first time that Brown, who lives in Glasgow but was born and raised in Milton, Ontario, has competed in his home and native land since 2008, In 2006 he won the Piobaireachd Society (Canada) Gold Medal for piobaireachd at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario.
Brown had planned to make a trip to visit family, and managed to fit in the competition, which will see seven pipers perform in an elegant setting at the Hamilton Club.
“I am very much looking forward to taking part in the event as I haven’t competed in Canada since 2008,” Brown commented. He added that he plans to carry on from Ontario for a visit to British Columbia.
Glenn Brown joins Colin Clansey, Alex Gandy, Michael Grey, Andrew Hayes, Iain K. MacDonald and Sean McKeown on the bill for the evening, each competitor delivering a performance of between 20 and 30 minutes, including tuning and talk, which must include at least two original compositions by pipers who have at one time held a Canadian passport.
pipes|drums Magazine, as a nonprofit publication, is the presenting sponsor of the event, officially entitled, The Livingstone – presented by pipes|drums. Tickets are priced at $31.50 and are available in advance online and at the door, if the 60-seat venue is not sold out. The event is promoted and staged by the Niagara Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.