Published: April 25, 2016

MacHattie, Buckland make waves at Atlantic Challenge

Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada – April 23, 2016 – James MacHattie and Katie Buckland won the Professional Piobaireachd and MSR, respectively, at the 2016 Atlantic Canada Challenge at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada. Alan Bevan, brought across the country from Abbotsford, British Columbia, judged all of the events and ran workshops the next day. The light music events were added this year for the first time, and entries were at an all-time high.

James MacHattie (2nd left) accepts the 2016 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge trophy from Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association’s Rick Crawford, with College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts Director Karen Hatcher (far left) and adjudicator Alan Bevan.

Professional
Piobaireachd
1st James MacHattie, “My King has Landed in Moidart”
2nd Alex Gandy, “Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg”
3rd James Dyson, “The MacDonalds are Simple”

MSR
1st Katie Buckland
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Alex Gandy

Katie Buckland (2nd left) accepts the 2016 Atlantic Canada MSR Challenge trophy from Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association’s Rick Crawford, with College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts Director Karen Hatcher (far left) and adjudicator Alan Bevan.

Grade 1
1st Sarah Simpson, “The Stewarts’ White Banner”
2nd Kaitlin Kimove, “Castle Menzies”
3rd Peter Allen, “Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg”

MSR
1st Kaitlin Kimove
2nd Sarah Simpson
3rd Peter Allen

Grade 2
Piobaireachd
1st Calum Brydon, “The Piper’s Warning to his Master”
2nd Brady Webb, “I am Proud to Play a Pipe”

MSR
1st Calum Brydon
2nd Brady Webb

Grade 3
Piobaireachd
1st Danielle Chiarotto, “The MacDonalds are Simple”
2nd Chris MacKnight, “Castle Menzies”
3rd William Duncan, “I am Proud to Play a Pipe”

MSR
1st Danielle Chiarotto
2nd Doug Hamilton
3rd Chris MacKnight

Grade 4
Piobaireachd
1st Carl Brydon, “The MacDonalds are Simple”
2nd James Gendron, “The Boat Tune”
3rd Calum MacKinnon, “Hector MacLean’s Warning”

March
1st James Gendron
2nd Calum MacKinnon

Grade 5
Piobaireachd
1st Dalton Faulkner, “The Boat Tune”
2nd Carly MacKenzie, “I am Proud to Play a Pipe”

March
1st Dalton Faulkner
2nd Carly MacKenzie

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