Results from Ontario’s Livingstone Invitational

The 45th annual Livingstone Invitational professional solo piping competition was held on May 11 at the historic James Street Armouries in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the Officers’ Mess of The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

The event was presented in two sections with a piobaireachd competition in the afternoon (each competitor to submit four tunes) and a march, strathspey, reel, hornpipe and jig of player’s own choice in the evening. 

The overall winner and 2024 Livingstone champion was Ian K MacDonald. Ian is pictured about receiving his trophy from PPBSO President Andrew Giles. Results were as follows:
Piobaireachd
1 Alex Gandy, Lord Lovat’s Lament
2 Ian K MacDonald, Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament
3 Nick Hudson, Craigellachie
4 Derek Midgely, Battle of Sherriffmuir
5 Jacob Dicker, MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart
6 Ben McClamrock, Clanranald’s Salute


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March, Strathspey and Reel and Hornpipe & Jig results were:

1 Ian K MacDonald, Major Manson at Clachantrushal, Maggie Cameron, John Morrison, Assynt House/ Colin Mackay, John Paterson’s Mare
2 Matt MacIsaac, Mrs Margaret Ann MacLeod, Bob o’ Fettercairn, Sheepwife/ Golden Wreath, The Handshaker
3 Ben McClamrcok, MacLean of Pennycross, Glentruim, Alick Cameron, Champion Piper/ Bruce Gandy’s Dusty Chanter, Joshua James
4 Derek Midgley, John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage, John Roy Stewart, Arnish Light/ Colin Mackay, Turf Lodge
5 Alex Gandy ? [If anyone has Alex’s tunes please forward.]
6 Nick Hudson, Invergordon’s Welcome to HM Queen Elizabeth II, Cameronian Rant, Ca’ the Ewes (arr. GS McLennan)/ Jack Adrift, Chloe’s Passion for Willie John MacAulay

Judges: P Aumonier, M Grey, F Morrison


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