May 12, 2024

Ian K. MacDonald wins Livingstone contest

Ian K. Macdonald

Hamilton, Ontario – May 11, 2024 – Ian K. MacDonald of Whitby, Ontario, was the aggregate winner of the William Livingstone Memorial Solo Piping Competition, colloquially called “the Livingstone,” held again at the James Street Armory in downtown Hamilton. The Piobaireachd event, held throughout the day, was sparsely attended, but the evening’s light music contest drew a larger audience.

Piobaireachd (submit four, play one)
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
3rd Nick Hudson, Houston, “Craigellachie”
4th Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, New Jersy
5th Jacob Dicker, Maxville, Ontario
6th Ben McClamrock, Washington, DC

MSRHP&J (own choice, once through everything)
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Matt MacIsaac, Aurora, Ontario
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Derek Midgley
5th Alex Gamdy
6th Nick Hudson

Also competing were Joe Biggs, Tyler Bridge, Andrew Carlisle, Daniel Carr, and Sean McKeown.

The event is put on by the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.






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