Published: May 31, 2009

Audio files: Troy sweeps to Livingstone victory

James P. Troy, 2009 Livingstone Memorial championHamilton, Ontario – May 9, 2009 – James P. Troy of Victoria, British Columbia, won both the Piobaireachd and Light Music events at the annual William Livingstone Sr. Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition, held at the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s Officers’ Mess at James Street Armoury. Second overall was Andy Rogers of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
 
Piobaireachd
1st James P. Troy, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Sean McKeown, Toronto, “Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
3rd Andy Rogers, “Beloved Scotland
 
MSRHPJ
1st James P. Troy, “John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage,” “Dora MacLeod,” “Charlie’s Welcome,” “Lynn Sutherland,” “Caber Feidh” (click here to listen to performance)
2nd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ” John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage,” “Highland Harry,” “Neil Angus MacDonald,” “Joe McGann’s Fiddle,” “The Curlew” (click here to listen to performance)
3rd Andy Rogers, “Marchioness of Tullibardine,” “Susan MacLeod,” “Willie Murray’s Reel,” “Tam Bain’s Lum,” “Donald MacLean” (click here to listen to performance)
 
Also competing but not in the prizes were Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario; James MacHattie, Toronto; Kylie MacHattie, Toronto; Doug MacRae, Houston; Ben McClamrock, Baltimore; and Eric Oelette, New York.
 
Andrew Berthoff, Donald Lindsay and Ed Neigh judged both events.
 
The contest was not well attended.

3 COMMENTS

  1. What a treat being able to listen to those performances from the William Livinstone Sr Invitational Competition. In James Troy’s performance I found there was nothing to interrupt the flow of the music from him to the listener. What an example to keep in mind – just brilliant. I really liked Alex Gandy’s transition from Strathspey to Reel, and loved that Hornpipe. I wanted Andy Rogers to slow down just a bit in Tam Bain’s Lum, as I was in danger of not hearing the music and the flashiness of the fingerwork drew my attention towards his fingers. But hey! What brilliant performances, and what a great opportunity for us being able to hear them the day after like this. It would have been awesome to have been there live, and to have heard all the other competitors too.

  2. Yes, it was a real treat to hear such exceptional playing done at a competition–is this an omen of things to come? Live recordings of competitions on PipesDrums could be just the start. Peter K. MacLeod Thornhill, ON

  3. What a treat being able to listen to those performances from the William Livinstone Sr Invitational Competition. In James Troy’s performance I found there was nothing to interrupt the flow of the music from him to the listener. What an example to keep in mind – just brilliant. I really liked Alex Gandy’s transition from Strathspey to Reel, and loved that Hornpipe. I wanted Andy Rogers to slow down just a bit in Tam Bain’s Lum, as I was in danger of not hearing the music and the flashiness of the fingerwork drew my attention towards his fingers. But hey! What brilliant performances, and what a great opportunity for us being able to hear them the day after like this. It would have been awesome to have been there live, and to have heard all the other competitors too.

  4. Yes, it was a real treat to hear such exceptional playing done at a competition–is this an omen of things to come? Live recordings of competitions on PipesDrums could be just the start. Peter K. MacLeod Thornhill, ON

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