March 03, 2019

Toronto Knockout videos: the prizewinners

pipes|drums brings you the three prize-winners of the 2019 Toronto Professional Piping Knockout, held on March 2, 2019, at the Officers’ Mess at Moss Park Armoury in downtown Toronto.

The competition was won by Andrea Boyd of Toronto. Six contestants qualified to play in the final, which called for a four-to-six-minute medley of music of each piper’s choosing. The event was judged by Callum Beaumont of Linlithigow, Scotland.

Second-prize went to Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario, and third to Sean McKeown, Toronto. Also competing were Tyler Bridge, Guelph, Ontario; Laureano Thomas-Sanchez, Cleveland; and Dylan Whittemore, Kitchener, Ontario.

These public performances were captured with the permission of the pipers. pipes|drums provided each with a monetary payment for their work.

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  1. . . . Thanks for doing the recordings of the Pro players at Saturdays Knock-out. Always entertaining to go back and listen to the performers–and Andrea Boyd deserved 1st place with a very melodic set. I personally enjoyed the entire evening — no dearth of great pipers in the GTA area and more coming up.



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