October 31, 2010

Updated: Durning does the business at Nicol-Brown

Albany, New York – October 9, 2010 – Bobby Durning of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was the overall winner at the annual Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Championship, held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The judge of all events was Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland. Durning receives airfare to compete at the 2011 competitions in London, set of pipes and a kilt. The 2009 champion, Anthony Masterson of Houston, was unable to attend.

pipes|drums, as a nonprofit magazine that commits available funds to worthy piping and drumming ventures, made a cash donation to the event.

1st Bobby Durning, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Chris Lee, Hong Kong, “The King’s Taxes”
3rd Marshall German, Corona, California, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
4th Glenn Walpole, Tiverton, Ontario, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
5th Ben Reid, Toronto, “Too Long in This Condition”

1st Glenn Walpole, “Lochaber Gathering,” “Susan MacLeod,” “Alick C. MacGregor”
2nd Bobby Durning
3rd Andrew Laird, Winnipeg
4th Dan Pisowloski, Canterbury, Connecticut
5th Ben Reid

6/8 Marches
1st Chris lee “Miss Ishbel T. MacDonald,” “Mrs. Melody Piper”
2nd Marshall German
3rd Andrew Laird
4th Myles Stewart, Vancouver
5th Elliot Smith, Batesville, Arkansas




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