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Ardmore Cup Invitational Piping Competition

February 24th @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Ardmore Cup is a premier solo piping invitational event in Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland. The 2024 event features these ten top pipers: Alister Donaghy, Chris Earls, James Frazer, Bruce Gandy, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum, Connor Sinclair, James Stone, Alen Tully, and Scott Wallace.  Judges are David Caldwell, Tim Farrelly, and John Wilson.  This contest is organised by Eric M. Stein who ran the SunBelt competition which took place in November in Orlando, Florida, and previously the Metro Cup.

There are two premier events, an MSR (competitors will submit three sets) and a Medley that must include one Irish tune.

The competition sponsor, RG Hardie, is donating a fantastic set of pipes that will be auctioned to support the Ardmore Cup. It will be a set of Peter Henderson Heritage pipes with engraved nickel and boxwood mounts has the Ardmore Cup logo laser engraved on the bass drone stock. Starting bid $1000. Auction ends January 21st at 5:00pm. Send your bid to ericmstein53@gmail.com

There will be a freestyle piping event the night before The Ardmore Cup, and will be held at the Round Tower Hotel. More details on this event will be released soon.
The Pipe Major Tommy Tully practice chanter competition has been added this year for 12 and Under who have not taken a prize on the pipes.  To enter please email ericmstein53@gmail.com

Piping competition entry tickets are €5 per adult and children are free. Tickets can be reserved via PayPal by sending admission fee to ericmstein53@gmail.com. (Please send as ‘Friends and Family’.) Doors open at 12:30pm; MSR 1pm; Medley 6pm.


February 24th
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Eric M. Stein


St Declan’s Village Hall
Ardmore, Waterford Ireland + Google Map