The 35th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Contest

October 7, 2017
First Reformed Church of Scotia in Scotia, New York, USA

Ten of the finest Amateur pipers from across North America will be invited to play in an elite invitational 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 overall winner will receive airfare to compete in London in 2018.

The judges for 2017 will be Ian K. MacDonald (Ontario), Andrew Lee (British Columbia), and Ben McClamrock (Maryland).

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