Anyone in the Boston area on the weekend of March 26 should make it a point to get out to Andover, MA for the second annual Back Bay Solo Piping Contest. My friend John Daggett started the event last year, and it turned out to be a really great way to start my competition season. I’m still not sure if I’ll be able to make it up this year, but I’ll do my best to get there.
He’s made some changes in the contest this year, including adding a professional competition. He told me he’s had several good players commit to attend, so it should make for a good day of piping.
John has again gone out of his way to line up some great prizes. The overall winners in the grade 1 and grade 2 contests will each walk away with a blackwood pipe chanter, and the grade 3 winner will have a very nice new practice chanter.
Check the link above for registration information; you have a week left to get your forms in. I hope I’ll see you there.