U.S. Gold Medal Piobaireachd
Midwest Highland Arts Fund and RG Hardie & Co proudly announce the annual RG Hardie Midwest Highland Arts Fund United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Competition.
The U.S. Gold Medal, 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter, featuring the and RG Hardie & Co. Ltd. logo on the obverse, will be awarded to the day’s Champion in Piobaireachd. Prize moneys include First winning USD $750, Second $500, and Third $250.
The Champion will be invited to compete at The Metro Cup and to perform at Winter Storm – The Pipes and Drums Concert.
Competitors must submit four tunes of their own choIce, one of which they will be asked to play.
R. G. Hardie & Co. are manufacturers and suppliers of Highland Bagpipes, Piping Accessories, and Pipe Band Highland wear. R. G. Hardie was formed in 1950, since 1972 incorporating Peter Henderson, Ltd. (established 1868). Over 100 years dedicated to making the finest highland bagpipes in the world.
In 2015 R.G. Hardie & Co. and Gaelic Themes merged to become trading divisions of St. Kilda Holdings Ltd. The company now employs 50 people selling bagpipes and highlandwear around the world.
Since 2005 Hardies have sponsored Field Marshal Montgomery (FMM) Pipe Band and during this period, FMM has seen more success on the competitive circuit than ever before in its history. The band assists R.G. Hardie in developing products for the pipe band market and almost half the pipe corps play bagpipes crafted by Hardies.
The price for the U.S. Gold Medal Piobaireachd competition is $50.00.
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