The 2018 Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Contest

Location: First Reformed Church of Scotia, New York, USA

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The 2018 Nicol-Brown Contest

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 9:30 am to 7:00 pm - ish
First Reformed Church of Scotia
224 N. Ballston Ave (Route 50)
Scotia, NY 12302

The finest Amateur pipers from across North America have earned invitations to play in an elite solo contest with three events: 6/8 Marches, Piobaireachd and MSR. The contest is dedicated annually to the memory of Robert U. Brown and Robert B. Nicol, the Masters of Piobaireachd.

Judges for the 2018 Nicol-Brown Contest:

Nancy Tunnicliffe, from Lanesboro, Massachusetts, won the first Nicol-Brown Chalice in 1982, and judged the contest in 2007, 2008, and 2012. She brings a wealth of musical knowledge to the bench of the Nicol-Brown.

Eric Ouellette, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, won the Nicol-Brown Chalice in 2004, and has been a successful professional soloist in the US and Scotland since 2005. Eric won the World Pipe Band Championship in 2017 with the Inveraray & District Pipe Band.


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