March 03, 2015

MacDonald returns; Livingstone line-up announced

Livingstone_LogoTen contestants have accepted their invitation for the 2015 rendition of The Livingstone on May 2nd in Hamilton, Ontario, doing their piping thing before judges Peter Aumonier, Bill Livingstone and Reay Mackay, who will assess them in an afternoon submit four, play one Piobaireachd and an own-choice March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig at night.

Robbie Beaton, New York; Andrea Boyd, Ottawa; Ed Bush, Cardinal, Ontario; Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Andrew Hayes, Ottawa; Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario; Ben McClamrock, Baltimore; Sean McKeown, Toronto; and Jamie Troy, Victoria, British Columbia will vie for the prizes.

The event will mark Ian K. MacDonald’s return to competitive piping following a heart attack and medical procedure in October 2014. MacDonald has also returned to leadership of the Grade 1 Toronto Police Pipe Band.

The Livingstone will be held at the Officers’ Mess of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s headquarters at James Street Armoury in The Hammer.

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




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