August 31, 2012

Prizes beat around Bush for rare Maxville double

Maxville, Ontario – August 3, 2012 – Ed Bush of Prescott, Ontario, enjoyed a rare double victory by winning the Piobaireachd Society (Canada) Gold Medal and the Bar to the Medal on the same day in the annual contest held at the United Church in downtown Maxville, Ontario. The last time that the feat was achieved was in 1993 when Greg Wilson of New Zealand did it on his way to Scotland. Bush returned to solo competition in 2012 after more than 15 years away from the boards. Earlier in the year he won the piobaireachd event at the Kincardine Scottish Festival. The Bar to the Medal is reserved for previous winners of the Gold Medal, which can only be won once.

Gold Medal (16 competed)
1st Ed Bush, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Colin Clansey, Ottawa, “The MacGregors’ Salute”
3rd Michael MacDonald, Toronto
4th MacGregor Van de Ven, Kingston, Ontario
5th Alan Clark, Ottawa

Judge Jim McGillivray

Bar to the Medal (five competed)
1st Ed Bush, “The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute”
2nd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, “The Unjust Incarceration”
3rd Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario, “His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie”

Judge: Jim McGillivray




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