Kitchen Piping Contest
Saturday, July 16, 2022
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Monterey Hyatt Ballroom
Next door to the Ceilidh
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
Our master of ceremonies for the contest,
Colin Armstrong of LA Scots pipe band,
will introduce the competitors.
Buy tickets here
Competitors will be judged on their proficiency and creativity
Meet the judges >
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.
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.
As the Pipe Major of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band he led the band to winning the World Grade 1 Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland six times! He was also leader and musical director at the band’s concerts in Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center.
Top International Competitors
St. Thomas Alumni Pipe Band (USA)
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Canada)
Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (USA)
Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Formerly Cabar Feidh Pipe Band (USA)
Formerly of LA Scots (USA)
Inveraray Pipe Band (Scotland)
Prince Charles Pipe Band (USA)
Formerly of SFU (France)
1 more competitor to be announced
Learn more about kitchen piping
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.
For those looking to get a better understanding of some examples of kitchen piping see the great examples below:
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9:30 pm - 1:00 am
Knuckles Sports Bar
Monterey Hyatt Resort