Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 32nd Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

October 11, 2014
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Albany, New York

Judges: Andrew Hayes and Michael Rogers

 

View a pdf of the 2013 program. The 2014 program will be available soon.

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Overall Nicol-Brown Championship

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    Prize: airfare to compete in London in November 2015, donated by the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, and by Steve Porter.
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Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

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    Prize: A bound Piobaireachd Society Collection donated by Jon Maffett from The Piper’s Hut.
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William Ross Challenge Targe MSR Competition

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    Prize: A bound William Ross Collection donated by Doreen Forney in memory of Pipe Major Angus Macdonald.
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Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 March Competition

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    Prize: The Donald MacLeod Memorial Silver Buckle created and donated by Stephen Walker of Walker Metalsmiths.
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Dress and Deportment

(judged by Eric MacNeill)

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2014 Competitors

Invitations to the Nicol-Brown Competition each year are based on competitive results and overall rankings in the pipers’ home associations, as well as in national and international contests that show the highest standards of amateur piping for Piobaireachd and Light Music. Competitors pay their own way to the contest in Albany, or are helped with their travel expenses by their own sponsors and patrons.

  • TYLER BRIDGE (Guelph, Ontario)
    1st Place in combined PPBSO Grade 1 Light Music and Senior Amateur Piobaireachd Champion Supreme standings for 2014.
  • JAMES DYSON (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
    1st Place in combined Grade 1 Light Music and Piobaireachd standings for Atlantic Canada for 2013 and 2014.
  • ANDREW HAHN (Valley Center, California)
    1st Place in 2014 Amateur Grade 1 Aggregate Standings for WUSPBA as of August 25, 2014; Grade 1 Piper of the Day at the Queen Mary ScotsFestival and the Scottish Fest in Costa Mesa, California.
  • TYLER HARRIS (Wheatley, Ontario)
    2nd Place in combined PPBSO Grade 1 Light Music and Senior Amateur Piobaireachd Champion Supreme standings for 2014.
  • LIAM HILDER (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia)
    2013 Nicol-Brown MSR Champion; 2013 and 2014 BC Pipers’ Association Grade 1 Grand Aggregate Champion; Grade 1 Games Aggregate winner at 2014 BC Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering.
  • KAITLIN KIMOVE (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
    1st Place out of 80 pipers in the 2014 EUSPBA Grade 1 Overall and Piobaireachd Season Standings as of September 2, 2014; 1st in Grade 1 Piobaireachd out of 17 pipers at Colonial Highland Gathering in Fair Hill, Maryland; Piper of the Day at the 2014 Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, New York, and at the 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival.
  • KEVIN MCLEAN (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
    2nd Place in 2014 BC Pipers’ Association Grade 1 Grand Aggregate standings.
  • SEAN REGAN (Woodstock, Virginia)
    2nd Place out of 80 pipers in the 2014 EUSPBA Grade 1 Overall and Piobaireachd Season Standings as of September 2, 2014.
  • JACK WILLIAMSON (Topeka, Kansas)
    2013 Nicol-Brown 6/8 March winner and tied for 2013 Nicol-Brown Overall Champion; Winner of the 2014 Grade 1 MWPBA Regional Solo Piping Contest in Palatine, Illinois.

THANK YOU

The 2014 Nicol-Brown Contest and Concert will be made possible by the efforts of many volunteers, donors and sponsors who are generous in their support of amateur piping. We'd love to add your name here:

2014 Dedications

  • Marsha Bell’s donation is given in honor of Paula Glendinning
  • Doreen Forney’s donation is dedicated to the memory of P/M Angus Macdonald.
  • Barb, Erin, and Dan McCarthy’s donation is given in memory of Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick.
  • Steve Porter’s donation is given in gratitude and appreciation for what Invermark has meant to him and to countless other pipers and drummers over the years. Keep making wonderful music and magical experiences!

Please contact Paula Glendinning at 301-774-3154, or speak to one of the other committee members if you would like to donate a prize for this year or next year. We also welcome cash donations if you would like to sponsor a scholarship or help with the expenses of the Nicol-Brown. We are happy to designate your gift with a dedication in honor or in memory of someone. Please let us know if you would like us to add a link or a dedication to your donation on this page.

The 2014 Nicol-Brown Chalice Committee

  • Ursa Beckford
  • Maureen Connor
  • Paula Glendinning
  • Donald F. Lindsay
  • Barbara McCarthy
  • JoAnn Scott
  • Heather Scott-Wisehart
  • Mary Robinson White