Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 12th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

October 8, 1994
First Church of Christ Congregational
West Hartford, Connecticut

Judges: Colin MacLellan and Donald F. Lindsay

Overall Nicol-Brown Championship

  1. Andrew Hoag
    Prize: Airfare to compete at the B.C. Indoor in Vancouver in April 1995, donated by St. Patrick’s Pipe Band of Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Andrew Hoag (“Beloved Scotland”)
  2. Gregor Speirs (“Mackintosh’s Lament”)
  3. John Chalmers (“The Stewarts’ White Banner”)
  4. Ken McKeveny (“Old Men of the Shells” #1)

William Ross Challenge Targe for MSR

  1. Jason Briscoe
    (“The Duchess of Edinburgh,” “Cabar Feidh,” “The Cockerel in the Creel”)
  2. Jeremy Freeman
    (“Lord Alexander Kennedy,” “Lady Loudon,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie”)
  3. Ken McKeveny
    (“John MacDonald’s Farewell to South Uist,” “Blair Drummond,” “Lochiel’s Awa’ to France”)
  4. Danette Rush
    (“Craig-n-Darroch,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “Loch Carron”)

Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 Marches

  1. Ryan MacDonald
    Prize: The Donald MacLeod Memorial Silver Buckle created by Brian Yates
  2. Jeremy Freeman
  3. Ken McKeveny
  4. Ian Coletti

Dress and Deportment

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1994 Competitors

  • Jason Briscoe (Aurora, Ontario)
  • John Chalmers (Brewster, New York)
  • Ian Coletti (Tucker, Georgia)
  • Jonathan Cook (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Jerry Finegan (East Point, Georgia)
  • Jeremy Freeman (Houston, Texas)
  • Andrew Hoag (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Ken McKeveny (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Ryan MacDonald (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
  • Danette Rush (Dunedin, Florida)
  • Gregor Speirs (Summerside, Prince Edward Island)
  • another competitor from Ontario, and one from Massachusetts?
    (Do you have this information? Email

Also invited, but unable to attend:

  • Paula Glendinning (Ashton, Maryland)