Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 25th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

October 6, 2007
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Albany, New York

Judges: John Wilson and Nancy Tunnicliffe



Overall Nicol-Brown Championship

  1. Alastair Lee
    Prizes: airfare to compete in London in November 2008, donated by the New Hampshire Highland Games; and a custom-made kilt donated by Sandy St. James.
  2. Gordon Conn
    Prize: $350 piping scholarship donated by The British Shop.
  3. Derek Midgley
    Prize: $250 piping scholarship donated by the Capital District Celtic Cultural Association.
  4. Ben McClamrock
    Prize: $200 piping scholarship donated by Bob Brown’s daughter, Fairlie M. Sharp.
  5. Andrew MacPhail
    Prize: $200 piping scholarship donated by Doreen Forney in memory of P/M Angus Macdonald.

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Alastair Lee (“Melbank’s Salute”)
    Prize: A bound Piobaireachd Society Collection donated by Tone Czar Bagpipes.
  2. Derek Midgley (“The Groat”)
    Prize: A blackwood practice chanter w/ antler sole donated by Mark Cushing.
  3. Ben McClamrock (“Tulach Ard”)
    Prize: A Donald MacPherson book & CD donated by Celtic Outfitters.
  4. Sean Moran (“Lord Lovat’s Lament”)
    Prizes: An Andrew Wright CD and a Ceol na Pioba CD donated by Rampant Lion Celtic Traders.
  5. Andrew MacPhail (“The Bicker”)
  6. Gordon Conn (“The Parading of the MacDonalds”)

William Ross Challenge Targe MSR Competition

  1. Alastair Lee 
    (Listen) (“The Young MacGregor,” “The Shepherd’s Crook,” “The Sheepwife”)
    Prize: A leather sporran from St. Kilda Retail.
  2. Gordon Conn
    Prize: William Ross Books 1-3.
  3. Andrew MacPhail
    Prize: 2007 World Pipe Band Championship DVD.
  4. Ben McClamrock
    Prizes: A John Cairns CD and a Bodega CD donated by Rampant Lion Celtic Traders.
  5. Derek Midgley
  6. Dan Lyden

Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 Marches

  1. Gordon Conn 
    (Listen) (“Jean Mauchline” and “The Heights of Cassino”)
    Prize: The new Donald MacLeod Memorial Silver Buckle created by Stephen Walker of Walker Metalsmiths.
  2. Alastair Lee
    Prize: Donald MacLeod Books 1-2.
  3. Dan Lyden
    Prizes: A Gordon Duncan CD and an Old Blind Dogs CD donated by Rampant Lion Celtic Traders.
  4. Derek Midgley
    Prizes: A “Highland Games” CD and MacTalla Mor CD donated by Rampant Lion Celtic Traders.
  5. Daniel Cole
  6. Andrew MacPhail

Dress and Deportment

(judged by Eric MacNeill)

  1. Derek Midgley
    Prizes: A 2005 Dan Reid Contest CD donated by Celtic Outfitters and a kilt alteration donated by Peigi Mulligan.

2007 Competitors

  • Daniel Cole (Schenectady, New York)
  • Gordon Conn (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Erika Kelly (Georgetown, Ontario)
  • Alastair Lee (Coquitlam, British Columbia)
  • Daniel Lyden (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Ben McClamrock (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Andrew MacPhail (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Matt McRae (Plant City, Florida)
  • Derek Midgley (Tinton Falls, New Jersey)
  • Sean Moran (Glenmont, New York)
  • Brittney Otto (Cultus Lake, British Columbia)