Maxville, Ontario – August 3, 2018 – Derek Midgley of New Jersey was the winner of the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada), held at the United Church as part of the Glengarry Highland Games on a warm, muggy day in the tiny eastern Ontario town. Midgley later went on to win the Bar to the Gold Medal, reserved for previous winners of the Gold Medal, completing a one-day Double. The events were held indoors while most of the amateur solo piping and drumming contests were held outside at the games park.
Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) (16 competed)
1st Derek Midgley, “Clan MacNab’s Salute”
2nd Tyler Bridge, “The Desperate Battle”
3rd Ben McClamrock, Washington, DC, “The MacLeods’ Salute”
4th Brendan Culver, “Lament for the Little Supper”
5th Tyler Johnson, “War or Peace”
Bar to the Medal (10 competed)
1st Derek Midgley, “The MacLeans’ March”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario, “Salute to James Campbell”
3rd James MacHattie, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, “War or Peace”
Jim McGillivray judged both events.