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Kitchen Piping Contest

Saturday, July 16, 2022

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Monterey Hyatt Ballroom

Next door to the Ceilidh

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Join us for our 1st annual
kitchen piping contest!

A freestyle bagpiping competition with

10 top bagpipers competing for the

world's highest prizes.

$1,000 First Place

$750 Second Place

$250 Third Place

Tickets are sold out.

Watch the live stream by
The Big Rab show on their
facebook page

World-class Judges

Competitors will be judged on their proficiency and creativity

Meet the judges >

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Bruce Gandy

For the last 20 years, Bruce has been one of the dominant players on the World scene, winning the Gold Medals at Inverness and Oban, the Bratach Gorm (Blue Banner) in London, The Silver Star for Former Winners and 2nd prize winner at the Glenfiddich Championships. 

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Duncan Millar

Duncan Millar played in the snare line of Simon Fraser University for 20 years winning four World Pipe Band Championships and four Grade 1 World Drum Corps Championships. He was also lead-drummer of the Grade 2 LA Scots for many years.

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Ken Sutherland

Ken is a highly regarded piper, adjudicator and lead piping instructor for the Prince Charles Pipe Band. A few of his extensive awards include Winter Storm US Silver Medal for Piobaireachd, Winter Storm US Gold Medal and 1st at the Angus MacDonald regional championship.

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Top International Competitors

Alastair Lee

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Canada)

Austin Diepenhorst

Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (USA)

Charlie Morris

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Canada)

Glen Thompson

Formerly Cabar Feidh Pipe Band (USA)

Jeff Cullen

Formerly of LA Scots (USA)

John Dew

Inveraray Pipe Band (Scotland)

Nick Hudson

St. Thomas Alumni Pipe Band (USA)

Ross Miller

Inveraray Pipe Band (Scotland)

Steven McElhaney

Prince Charles Pipe Band (USA)

Xavier Boderiou

Formerly of SFU (France)

 

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Learn more about kitchen piping

Our kitchen piping contest is a one-of-a-kind freestyle solo bagpiping competition with no rules other than a 5 minute time limit.

Expect to see some of the top bagpipers in the world demonstrate their creativity, proficiency, speed, non-traditional finger work and sometimes even unexpected attire.

To support the top pipers in the world joining us from all over North America and Europe we made our event the highest prize money kitchen piping contest in the world.

Be sure to join us at what will be a fun and captivating event. Tickets can be purchased here.

For those looking to get a better understanding of some examples of kitchen piping see the great examples below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzyKvLRquo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwxXfIi9F4

Image by Michael Discenza

Join us for the
After Party!

9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Knuckles Sports Bar

at the 

Monterey Hyatt Resort