Published: November 17, 2013

(HD videos) Sherriff Invitational 2013 Champion: Aaron Stone

Hamilton, Ontario – November 16, 2013 – Aaron Stone of Auburn, Washington, scored two firsts and a third to capture the overall title at the 2013 George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Memorial Solo Piping Competition, held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. Organized by a special committee with the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario, the eighteenth annual edition of the competition put together 10 of the year’s most successful amateur solo pipers from around North America.

Piobaireachd
1st Aaron Stone, “e Park Piobaireachd #2”
2nd Aiden Bowen, Pickering, Ontario, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
3rd Andrew Mackay, Kitchener, Ontario, “Corrienessan’s Salute”
4th Callum Harper, Bolton, Ontario, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
5th Liam Hilder, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, “Lament for Donald of Laggan”

MSR
1st Aaron Stone, “The Duke of Roxburgh’s Farewell to the Blackmount Forest,” “The Top of Craigvenow,” “The Sheepwife”
2nd Andrew Donlan, Germantown, Maryland, “Allan Dodd’s Farewell to Scotland,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “Alick C. MacGregor”
3rd Jack Williamson, Topeka, Kansas, “Knightswood Ceilidh,” “Dora MacLeod,” “Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree”
4th Liam Hilder, “Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushal,” “Delvinside,” “John Morrison, Assynt House”
5th Callum Harper, “The Pap of Glencoe,” “Inveraray Castle,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”

6/8 March
1st Jack Williamson, “Jean Mauchline,” “John Gordon of Drummuie”
2nd Callum Harper, “Bengullion,” “Miss Ishbel T. MacDonald”
3rd Aaron Stone, “The MacNeills of Ugadale,” “Ellenorr”
4th Aiden Bowen, “Tug Argan Gap,” “Jean Mauchline”
5th Nick Theriault, Danville, California, “Donald MacLean of Lewis,” “The MacNeills of Ugadale”

Also competing but not in the prizes were James Dyson, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and Campbell Webster, Concord, New Hampshire.

Brian Donaldson, Jim Stack and John Wilson judged all events and Ken Eller was master of ceremonies throughout the day.

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