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40th Nicol-Brown solo piping competition

October 6th, 2023 - October 7th, 2023

The 40th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest will be held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Maryland, hosted in partnership for the first time with the Institute of Musical Traditions. The weekend will begin with a judges’ recital on Friday evening, October 6, followed by the contest and award ceremony on Saturday, October 7. Save the dates and watch this space for details.

Judges’ Recital
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, Maryland

The 2023 Nicol-Brown Judges:
Dr. Jack Taylor (Aboyne, Scotland)
Nick Hudson (Houston, Texas)
Amy Garson (Ottawa, Ontario)

The 2021 video concert remains available on YouTube, presented as a benefit for the continuing mission of encouraging amateur piping. The Nicol-Brown committee is tremendously grateful to the 2021 judging panel—Roddy MacLeod, MBE, Bob Worrall, Jenny Hazzard, and Nick Hudson—for their generosity in sharing their talents with all of us.

Donations to the Nicol-Brown are always welcome.


October 6th, 2023
October 7th, 2023


Paula Glendinning
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St Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, MD MD 20852
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