February 28, 2011

Bruce Gandy wins another Metro Cup

Newark, New Jersey – February 19, 2011 – Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was the aggregate winner of the 2011 Metro Cup Solo Piping Competition held at the Ramada Inn. A first-prize in the Medley event and a fourth in the Piobaireachd secured the victory for Gandy, who has won the contest numerous times before. Total value of prizes, including a solid gold medallion, was more than US$8,000.

1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “Lament for the Children”
2nd Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland, “MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart #1”
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “The Menzies’ Salute”
4th Bruce Gandy, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
5th Glenn Brown, Glasgow, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”

1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Glenn Brown
4th Alen Tully, Dublin
5th Gordon Walker

Also competing but not in the prizes were Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland; Andrea Boyd, Glasgow; Brian Donaldson, Edinburgh; Alastair Dunn, Glasgow; Margaret Dunn, Glasgow; Andrew Hayes, Ottawa; Brian Meagher, USA; John Mulhearn, Glasgow; James Murray, Coupar, Scotland; and John Patrick, Fankerton, Scotland.

The judges were John Cairns, Colin MacLellan and Jim Stack.

The competition is put on by the Metro Branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. pipes|drums donated US$200 to the event.




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