January 31, 2007

Updated: Sylvain Hamon wins first Gordon Duncan Memorial

Gordon Duncan's father congratulates Sylvain Hamon, winner of the first Gordon Duncan Memorial Solo Piping Competition, January 28, 2007. Gordon's brother Ian, who was one of the judges, looks on. Click to supersize!Glasgow – January 28, 2007 – Sylvain Hamon of Brittany was the overall winner of the first Gordon Duncan Memorial Solo Piping Competition, held at the Holiday Inn-City West in Glasgow here today.

Hamon, a member of Bagad Cap Caval, was first in the Breton section and second in both the Scottish Irish events. Alen Tully of Dublin was the overall runner-up, taking the Irish event, and Andrew Carlisle of Northern Ireland finished third, winning the Scottish section. Each player competed in Scottish, Irish and Breton domains.

Irish section
1st Alan Tully
2nd Sylvain Hamon
3rd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
Judges: Kenny Stewart, Harry Stevenson

Breton section
1st Sylvain Hamon
2nd Ryan Canning, Northern Ireland
3rd Herve Le Floc’h, Brittany
Judges: Jackie Pincet, Pierre Galais

Scottish section
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Sylvain Hamon
3rd Alan Tully
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Ian G. Duncan

Also competing was Simon McKerrell, Glasgow and Charles Noin, Brittany. Stuart Cassells of Falkirk, Scotland, could not attend.

The contest was part of the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.


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