Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

Admission is free at all events during the Nicol-Brown weekend, thanks to the EUSPBA and other generous sponsors and volunteers. Your donations are welcome!

Professional Piping Recital

Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Concert Performances by Iain MacDonald (Saskatchewan), Andrew Douglas, and Bobby Minnear—a benefit for the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Competition, and a welcoming reception for the competitors.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
10 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
www.standrewsalbany.org

The 2008 Nicol-Brown Contest

2008 Results

Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Nine of the finest Amateur pipers from across North America competed in an elite invitational contest with three events: 6/8 Marches, Piobaireachd and MSR.

The judges were Iain MacDonald from Regina, Saskatchewan, Nancy Tunnicliffe from Lanesboro, Massachusetts, and Bobby Minnear from Atlanta, Georgia.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
10 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
www.standrewsalbany.org

Barb McCarthy: 518-632-5982
email: IRISHIZ9@aol.com

Master Class

Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:00am to Noon

Nicol-Brown competitors were given instruction from the judges, and the public was invited to observe the master class organized by Maureen Connor: meconnor@earthlink.net.

The Invermark Piping Studio
91 Puckertoot Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138

Piobaireachd Seminar

Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Workshop on Gold and Silver Medal tunes for 2009, appropriate for judges and advanced pipers. Donald Lindsay, Bobby Minnear and Iain MacDonald conducted the class.

The Invermark Piping Studio
91 Puckertoot Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138

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