Gordon Duncan Memorial Solo Piping Competition at Celtic Connections 2011

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Solo Piping Competition will take place Sunday, January 16th at 1pm at The National Piping Centre.

Perthshire piper Gordon Duncan was widely regarded as one of the most skilled and innovative traditional music performers and composers of modern times. While steeped in the art of traditional Highland piping, his approach to his music was always imaginative, fresh and at times radical, to the extent that his influence can be heard in an entire generation of younger musicians across Scotland and well beyond. Gordon died in December 2005, aged 41.

This competition, set up in his honor, features piping talent from the Scottish, Irish and Breton traditions. Representing Scotland are pipers Chris Armstrong, Allan MacDonald and Cameron Drummond with judges Ian Duncan and Jimmy Banks.

The Breton contingent comprises pipers Alexis Meunier, Sylvain Hamon and Xavier Boderiou and judges Hervé le Floch and Patrick Molard.

Irish pipers include Andrea Boyd, Robert Watt and Ryan Canning, with judges Lenny Browne and Willy Garret.

MC for the afternoon is John Wilson and the prizes will be presented by Jock Duncan, Gordon’s father.

The Gordon Duncan Trophy has been donated by McCallum Bagpipes, Kilmarnock.

run in association with Piping Live!
Sunday, January 16th at 1pm
£8
The National Piping Centre

Celtic Connections tickets are available at:

Online www.celticconnections.com
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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