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