Carlisle rises to McIntosh Challenge

Published: May 28, 2014
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Andrew Carlisle [photo: pipes|drums]

Greenville, South Carolina – May 23, 2014 – Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh was the winner of the second annual Jimmy McIntosh Piobaireachd Challenge, part of the Greenville Scottish Games. Jackez Pincet of Brittany judged the event.

Jimmy McIntosh Piobaireachd Challenge
1st Andrew Carlisle, “Lament for the Children”
2nd E.J. Jones, Asheville, North Carolina, “Beloved Scotland”
3rd Bobby Minnear, Atlanta, “The King’s Taxes”
4th Bill Caudill, Laurinburg, North Carolina, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
5th Michael Rogers, Silver Spring, Maryland, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering”
6th Alastair Murray, Moon, Pennsylvania, “The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute”

Also playing but not in the chips were Dan Lyden, Derek Midgley and Katy Rashid.

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