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ST. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival
Location: Spirit Airpark West Drive Chesterfield, USA
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Callum Beaumont and Matt MacIsaac in Concert
Callum Beaumont and Matt MacIsaac in Concert!
Special Guest MC: Faye Henderson
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pmThe Historic Troy Music Hall
The Troy Savings Bank Building
30 Second Street
Troy, New York 12180
Join us for an exceptional evening of music by Callum Beaumont, from Dollar, Scotland, and Matt MacIsaac, from Cape Breton and Ontario. Callum is one of the premier solo competitors in the world, with an astonishing list of achievements, including winning his 4th Clasp at the 2019 Northern Meeting. He is an instructor for the Dollar Academy Pipe Band, one of the world’s most accomplished school pipe bands. Matt is an extraordinary musician, recording artist, and solo piper. His concerts and recordings have included bagpipes, whistles, banjo, guitar, and percussion—as a solo artist, or with Natalie MacMaster or other Celtic groups. Matt’s solo piping achievements include winning the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) in 2019 and the Highland Society of London Silver Medal at Oban in 1998. He has just begun a position as piping instructor for the St. Andrews College Pipe Band in Aurora, Ontario.
Featured MC: Faye Henderson from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Faye was the first woman in history to be awarded the Highland Society of London Gold Medal, winning at the Argyllshire Gathering in 2010 at the age of 18, on her first attempt.
The concert will be hosted by the Nicol-Brown committee and the Talcott Mountain Highlanders as a benefit for a special project. Proceeds from the tickets will go toward a fund for digitizing Donald Lindsay’s library of recordings of Bob Brown, Bob Nicol, and other piping authorities, and for maintaining an archival Web site for this important material, to be hosted by the EUSPBA.
The 2019 Nicol-Brown competitors will be introduced at the concert and will be given their tune submissions for the following day.
Royal National Mod
Location: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Event URL: Link to website
All open senior and junior solo piping events
The Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Contest
The 2019 Nicol-Brown Contest
224 N. Ballston Avenue (Route 50)
Scotia, New York 12302
Judges for the 2019 Nicol-Brown Contest:
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.
The Nicol-Brown Master Class
800 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York 12211
Nicol-Brown competitors will be given the privilege of receiving instruction from Callum Beaumont, Faye Henderson, and Matt MacIsaac. Pipers at all levels are invited to attend the Master Class and learn from the suggestions given to each competitor. Topics will include musical expression, technique, and improving performances toward the professional level.
Scottish Piping Society of London Solo Piping Competitions
Location: Kensington Conference & Events Centre, The Town Hall, Hornton Street London, United Kingdom
Solo piping competitions, including the Bratach Gorm. Entries restricted and in advance only.