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ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
This competition is hosted by the St. Florian Pipers Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
This competition is strictly Piobaireachd! Open to Amateur Grades 1-4 and Open/Professional. Prize money for Open/Professional is generously provided by the The St. Andrews Society of San Francisco Foundation who sponsored the Dr. Dan Reid Memorial Competition for 20 years.
Go to the Event and Rule tab at the top of the page. Please read and understand the rules prior to entering.
All of the proceeds from this event go to supporting our judge and the costs of promoting our competitions.
HOSTED BY: OUR SPONSOR:
SAINT ANDREWS SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION
The Redding Bagpipe Competition would like to highlight one of our most generous sponsors, The St. Andrews Society of San Francisco Foundation.
The St. Andrews Society of San Francisco Foundation was established thirty years ago to promote and support specific areas of Scottish Culture and Education. Over the years the Foundation supported one of the premier bagpiping events worldwide: the Dr. Dan Reid Memorial Challenge Recital.
The objective of the Dr. Dan Reid Memorial (DRM) was to maintain and preserve the classic compositions of the Great Highland Bagpipe for future generations of pipers throughout the world. The DRM provided a forum in which the instrument, the world-class recitalists, and esteemed judges had the advantage of the best possible conditions in which to perform their art each spring in San Francisco.The DRM was held annually for two decades but has since been discontinued.
The Foundation has sought out worthy programs to continue the original objective of the DRM. It is with great pride that the St. Andrews Foundation of San Francisco lends its support, and the name of Dr. Dan Reid, to The Redding Bagpipe Competition.
The Foundation is a 501-c3 California Non-Profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. All Foundation work is carried out by volunteers.
St. ASSF President
Fred Morrison comes from a well known piping family from the island of South Uist in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. His father, also Fred, and uncle, Ronald, were renowned pipers and judges and were particularly known for their expertise in piobaireachd. Fred was successful in the junior piping competitions in Scotland and then went on to win both Gold Medals at Oban and Inverness and numerous other top prizes as well. Last year, at the Interceltique Festival in Lorient, he won the coveted MacCrimmon Trophy for the 10th time. Fred is best known, however, as a performing musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer, and he travels throughout the world in this capacity.