Gandy doubles up at Ottawa Memorial
Ottawa – September 28, 2008 – Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, won both the Piobaireachd and the MSR events at the annual Canadian Police Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition, and event from which all proceeds go to families of emergency service workers who died or were disabled in the line of duty.
1st Bruce Gandy, “Lament for the Children”
2nd James MacHattie, Toronto, “MacNeill of Barra’s March”
3rd Kylie MacHattie, Toronto, “Too Long in this Condition”
Patrick Hayes Memorial MMSSRR
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
3rd James MacHattie
Also competing but not in the prizes were Alex Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Andrew Hayes of Ottawa. Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, withdrew from the competition.
Jim McGillivray judged both events, which were well attended. Organizers held a pub evening after the contest with microbrewery pints and a ceilidh band from Glengarry County.