February 28, 2013

MacColl, Gandy, Brunson big winners in Jersey

Newark, New Jersey – February 16, 2013 – Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, captured the overall prize at the annual Metro Cup Solo Piping Competition, put on by the Metro Branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. MacColl won the Medley section and was second in the Piobaireachd event, which Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, won.

Held at the Ramada Inn in Newark, the contest aslo features the Pipe-Major George M. Bell Amateur Grade 1 competition, cormprising contestants from each of the six branches of the EUSPBA and the top amateurs from the Midwest Pipe Band Association, the Southern United States Pipe Band Association, the Western United States Pipe Band Association, the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario, and the winner of the National Piping Centre’s CLASP competition. Kirk Brunson of Derry, New Hampshire, was the overall winner.

Professional (16 competed)
1st Bruce Gandy, “The Big Spree”
2nd Angus MacColl, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “The Old Men of the Shells”
4th Glenn Brown, Glasgow, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
5th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “Lament for MacSwan of Roaig”

1st Angus MacColl
2nd Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
3rd Chris Armstrong, Glasgow
4th Willie McCallum
5th Alastair Dunn, Glasgow
1st Kirk Brunson
2nd Callum Harper
3rd Andrew Donlon
4th Dan Pisowloski
5th Sean Regan

1st Kirk Brunson
2nd Andrew Dolon
3rd James Beaton
4th Dan Pisowloski
5th John McGrath

The judges of all events were Donald Lindsay, Jim McGillivray and Mike Rogers.




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