Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) 2011

Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) 2011 The 2011 Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) Contests were held Friday July 29, 2011 in the Maxville Anglican Church, Main Street, Maxville, Ontario. This year’s judge was Reay Mackay for both the Gold Medal contest and the competition for the Bar to the Gold Medal. The Reader was Jack Coghill Jr, the Chair of the contest was Jack Yourt and the Chief Steward was Douglas Heyland. The Open Piobaireachd for the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) contest had fifteen competitors and ran in the morning. The Gold Medallist for the Piobaireachd Society Bar to the Gold Medal contest took place in the afternoon and consisted of nine players, including the 2011 winner of the Gold Medal Contest. This year’s Gold Medal and 1st place prize money was won by Andrew Rogers, currently playing with the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band. The Bar to the Gold Medal was won by Ian K. MacDonald, Pipe Major of the Toronto Police Pipe Band. Winners – 2011 Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) ContestOpen Piobaireachd for the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal 1st: Andrew Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick – MacKenzie of Applecross’ Salute 2nd: Colin Clansey, Kingston, Ontario – The Battle of Auldearn No. 1 3rd: Robbie Beaton, Scotia, New York – Tulloch Ard 4th: Elizabeth Sheridan, Oakville, Ontario – Lament for the Viscount of Dundee 5th: Dan Lyden, Timonium, Maryland – The MacGregor’s Salute Gold Medallist for the Piobaireachd Society Bar to the Gold Medal 1st: Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario – Craigellachie 2nd: Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – The Menzies’ Salute 3rd: Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, Ontario – John Garve MacLeod of Raasay’s Lament Submitted by: John C. Yourt, Chair, Gold Medal Contest

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