History Series: To say that Amy has had an outstanding piping career is a huge understatement; and it’s now very much our privilege to recognize Amy for her remarkable achievements both here at home, in the United States and especially in the United Kingdom. In 1980, Colonel D.J.S Murray was very impressed with her performance at an Ottawa Piping Club competition at the Cartier Square Drill Hall. He was so impressed, in fact, that he produced a letter of recommendation for Amy to compete in the Silver Medal at the Northern Meeting in Inverness the following year.
At her debut at the Northern Meeting, Amy became the first North American female to win the Silver Medal for piobaireachd. Between 1982 and 1986, she continued her winning streak, picking up third, fourth and fifth place finishes in the Gold Medal contests at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban and at Inverness.