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2018 Winter Steam Ceilidh Challenge – Contestants Announced

January 2, 2018

Kansas City, Missouri-  The MHAF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Winter Steam Ceilidh Challenge contestants and order of play. Winter Steam, to held at Kansas City Marriott – Country Club Plaza Grand Ballroom, will immediately follow the Pipes and Drums Concert, January 13, 2018.  This “anything goes” free-style musical contest offers cash prizes awarded to winners, generously donated by Donn Pratt and others.

Adjudicators will be an official Winter Storm panel.


1st $750
2nd $500
3rd $250

Plus, other prizes TBD.

The Winter Steam Ceilidh Challenge entry deadline has been extended to allow on-site entry.

Those who want to enter, please do so on-site. Marriott Hotel, 2nd Floor. 
Deadline is Saturday, 13-Jan-20183:00 P.M.

Contestants and Order of Play:

(Subject to Change)
1.    Austin Diepenhorst
2.    Shane Stapleton Family
3.    Abraham McCarty
4.    Metroplex United Pipe Band (Peter Bailey)
5.    John Lee, Alastair Lee, and Stephen Paynter, Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli
6.    Richard King
7.    Katie Byzewski
8.    Duncan Winters