May 31, 2005

Livingstone goes to Rogers

Hamilton, Ontario – May 14, 2005 – Andrew Rogers of Fredricton, New Brunswick, won the 2005 William Livingstone Invitiational Solo Piping Competition here today in a split decision with runner-ups Ian K. MacDonald of Whitby, Ontario, and Jacob Dicker of Windsor, Ontario.

The contest comprised an afternoon piobaireachd event in which competitors submitted four tunes, and an own-choice march, strathspey, reel, hornpipe, and jig contest at night.

1st Andy Rogers, “The Gathering of MacNabs”
2nd Jacob Dicker
3rd Ian K. MacDonald, “Craigellachie”

1st Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, “Mrs. John MacColl,” “Bogan Lochan,” “Loch Carron,” Moving Cloud,” “Donella Beaton”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, “Inveran,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran,” “The Captain’s Pledge,” “Alex MacDonald”
3rd Jacob Dicker, “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” “Lady Louden,” “Lexy McAskill,” “The Jolly Beggarman,” “John Patterson’s Mare”

Judges for both events were Willie Connell, Iain Macey and Reay Mackay.

While only three prizes were awarded in each category, the judges named an additional two places to decide the overall award, which was then broken by piobaireachd preference.

Also competing but not in the prizes were James Beaumont, Edinburgh; John Cairns, London, Ontario; Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario; and Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.


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