Paula Glendinning (left) of the Nicol-Brown Chalice Committee has sent this: We’re pleased to announce that the 35th Nicol-Brown Competition will be held at the First Reformed Church of Scotia in Scotia, New York, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The contest will be judged by three of the world’s premier pipers, Ian K. MacDonald (Ontario), Andrew Lee (British Columbia), and Ben McClamrock (Maryland).
We are especially proud that all three of these fine musicians competed at the Nicol-Brown when they were amateur pipers. We hope you’ll join us for the weekend!
On Friday, October 6, the Nicol-Brown committee will be hosting a judges’ recital and reception for the competitors where they will be given their tune submissions for the following day. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this excellent evening of music at the First Reformed Church of Scotia. More details will be available soon at www.nicol-brown.org and on Facebook.
On Saturday, October 7, the contest will begin at 9:30 am, and the award ceremony will be held at approximately 6:30 pm. Ten of the finest amateur pipers from across North America will be selected to play in this 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 Masters of Piobaireachd. The overall winner will receive airfare to compete in London in 2018.
If you’d like to sponsor or donate a prize for our prizelist, please reply to Paula Glendinning <email@example.com
Still in the US, the Midwest Highland Arts Fund board has announced dates for their 2018 Winter Storm event: January 12 – 14. The board continues to confirm staff for the 2018 workshop consisting of master classes, concerts, and competitions.