Tully wins NI Piper of the Year
Balleymena, Northern Ireland – October 3, 2009 – Alen Tully of Dublin was named the Northern Ireland Piper of the Year, by merit of winning the MSR event, at the annual Piper of the Year competition at the Adair Arms Hotel. The event was attended by about 150 listeners, and James Murray of Cupar, Scotland, who there as a judge gave a recital after the event.
1st Andrew Carsile, “The Gathering of Clan Chattan”
2nd Jonathan Greenless, Northern Ireland, “The Battle of Bealach nam Brog”
3rd Kevin Rogers, Kilkeel, Co. Down, “The Field of Gold”
Judge: James Murray
1st Alen Tully, Dublin
2nd Kevin Rogers
3rd Andrew Carlisle
4th Jonathan Greenlees
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alen Tully
2nd Philip Tasker
James Murray and Norman Dodds were the light music judges.