September 30, 2010

Andrew Hayes wins Inverness Gold Medal; Liddell takes Silver Star; Bonar Silver Medal; Eade A-Grade MSR

Inverness, Scotland – September 2, 2010 – Andrew Hayes of Ottawa won the Highland Society of London Gold Medal at the annual Northern Meeting  solo pipiing competitions at Eden Court Theatre on the banks of the River Ness.  Hayes had been “chapping on the door” for several years, gaining consistent prizes in the contest.

Andrew Bonar of Vancouver took the Silver Medal, an event he had also been chasing for some time. Brendon Eade of New Zealand won the A-Grade March, Strathspey & Reel, the first of the senior competitions to finish at Eden Court Theatre. The win allows Eade to compete in the Silver Star Former Winners MSR, beginning in 2011.

Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Andrew Hayes, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
3rd William Geddes, Glasgow, “The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute”
4th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick, “The Desperate Battle”
5th Jori Chisholm, Seattle, “MacNeill of Barra’s March”

Judges: Bill Livingstone, John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen

Silver Medal
1st Andrew Bonar, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
2nd John Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland
3rd Sean McKeown, Toronto
4th Xavier Boderiou, Brittany
5th Alasdair Henderson, Troon, Scotland

Judges: Hugh MacCallum, Colin MacLellan, Ronnie McShannon

A-Grade MSR
1st Brendon Eade, New Zealand
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
4th Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
5th Alasdair Henderson

Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacLellan, Malcolm McRae

Silver Star Former Winners MSR
1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
4th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
5th Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland

Judges: Walter Cowan, Iain Morrison, John Wilson

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for results from the 2010 Northern Meeting as they are announced.


  1. Andrew Hayes = one of the nicest guys in piping, and couldn’t be happier for him! Awesome to see Boney get over the Silver hurdle and take his place in the Gold Medal event! Congrats to all other prizewinners on a good day, especially Jori and Andy R in the Gold Medal.

  2. Congratulations to all winners there.. Has any one noticed that Mr. Hayes’ win is only the third piper raised taught and living in Ontario to win a gold medal? I count Livingstone and MacGillivray before him. USA has two with Cusack and Woodly. Brit Columbia one with Jack Lee. Maybe my counts are off a bit. Interesting facts though.



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