Inveraray wins 2016 International Quartets
Glasgow – August 9, 2016 – The Inveraray & District foursome of pipers Jamie Elder, Daniel McDermott, (leader), Ross Miller and Eric Ouellette won the annual International Quartet Competition at a packed Strathclyde Suite of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, part of the 2016 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival. It was the second consecutive year that Inveraray & District has captured the award. The one-prize, winner-take-all event comprises an MSR and Medley section of each quartet’s choosing, and is recognized as perhaps the most nerve-racking competition in the pipe band world.
The competition is judged by two panels of “secret” judges placed across the audience, each panel taking one of the events. The judges put in their picks for placing (one point for first, two for second, etc.), and the winner is determined from the lowest aggregate points.
Other bands putting in quartets but not winning the prize, in alphabetical order: 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Canada); Bagad Cap Caval (Brittany); Dowco Triumph Street (Canada); Johnstone (Scotland); New Zealand Police; Police Scotland Fife (Scotland); and Spirit of Scotland (Scotland).