March 31, 2008

Updated: James P. Troy sweeps BC Annual Gathering events

Vancouver – March 21-22, 2008 – James P. Troy of Victoria, British Columbia, (pictured right) pulled off a rare feat by winning all three Professional solo piping events at the British Columbia Pipers Associations’ Annual Gathering, the 76th year of the competition. Steven McWhirter of Northern Ireland won both Professional solo snare drumming events.Professional Solo PipingPiobaireachd1st James P. Troy, “Hector MacLean’s Warning”2nd Colin Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, “The Massacre of Glencoe”3nd Andrew Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, “MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament #1″4th Will Nichols, Seattle, “I Am Proud to Play a Pipe”5th Andrew Bonar, North Vancouver, “‘The MacFarlanes’ Gathering”Judge: Alastair DunnMSR1st James P. Troy2nd James Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland3rd Will Nichols4th Jori Chisholm, Seattle5th Colin LeeJudge: Margaret DunnJig1st James P. Troy2nd James Beaumont3rd Andrew Bonar4th Will Nichols5th Jori ChisholmJudge: Alastair DunnProfessional Solo Snare DrummingMSR1st Steven McWhirter2nd Cameron Bullis3rd Sarah McLatcheyJudges: John Fisher, Drew DuthartHornpipe & Jig1st Steven McWhirter2nd Derek Cooper3rd James LaughlinJudges: John Fisher, Drew DuthartProfessional Solo Tenor DrummingHornpipe & Jig1st Annie Head2nd Brittany Angelvedt3rd Mary BruceJudges: John Fisher, Drew Duthart.


  1. Well done J.P. A rare feat indeed. I’m bringing my daughter Annie out to Victoria in July for the Canadian Dancing Championships. For sure we’re going to drink as much of the water out there as possible. (There must me something in it!) Can’t wait for the news someday when you win all of the Piping and the Drumming events! Congrats! HOSS

  2. Way to go James. I was watching your Dad in the audience on Saturday and I don’t think I have ever seen a more prouder parent in all my life. You truly are a talented young man, and have many more day’s like this ahead of you. If you read this say hi to your dad for me I didn’t get a chance to speak to him on Sat. I’ll be looking forward to hearing you play again. Once more a big congrats to a great player All the best Cindy Chambers



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