June 30, 2009

Gandy hauls in Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd

Antigonish, Nova Scotia – June 6, 2009 – Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, won the Atlanta Canada Piobaireachd Challenge, an event that has now expanded to cover all grade of solo piping. Thirty-one entrants played in the contests, co-sponsored by the Antigonish Highland Society and the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association. Gandy won $1,000, a Gold Medal and the Captain Iain G. Millington Challenge Cup. It was the eleventh year of the competitions.
Professional (Gold Medal Piobaireachd Challenge)
1st Bruce Gandy, “The Battle of Waternish”
2nd Roderick MacLean, Halifax
3rd Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Grade 1
1st Thomas Harrington, Debert, Nova Scotia, “MacKintosh’s Lament”
2nd Malcolm Odell, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Grade 2
1st John MacIntyre, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, “The MacKays’ Banner”
2nd Liam Murray, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Grade 3
1st Michael Flynn, Halifax, “Tulloch Ard”
2nd Sydney Forbes, Stratford, Prince Edward Island
3rd Gregor MacKellar, Timberlea, Nova Scotia
Grade 4
1st Daniel Campbell, Pictou County, Nova Scotia “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Alex Marriott, Halifax
3rd Ian Best, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Grade 5
1st Carson Campbell, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Corey MacDonald, Halifax
3rd Graeme Murray, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Bob Worrall judged all events.




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