Friday, October 6th, 2023 IMT, in partnership with Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest Presents their Judges' Recital

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD

7.30pm w FREE ADMISSION (donations accepted for the benefit of the Nicol-Brown)

The 40th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest will be held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Maryland, co-sponsored for the first time with the Institute of Musical Traditions. The weekend will begin with a judges’ recital on Friday evening, October 6, a rare opportunity to listen to performances from three of the world’s premier pipers and authorities on pipe music. The contest and award ceremony will follow on Saturday, October 7

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

 

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor was a student of Bob Brown and Bob Nicol, and is now one of the world’s leading authorities on Piobaireachd, and yet one of the kindest people on earth. He was taught piping in school in St Andrews, Scotland, by Bert Barron, before going to medical school in Aberdeen. He started Piobaireachd around age 14, and always says he is still learning. He won the Gold Medal in Inverness in 1973 and the Silver Chanter in 1984. Jack played with Buchan Pipe Band as part of their Grade 2 World’s winning team in 2010. He is past president of the Piobaireachd Society, and current secretary of a revived Aberdeen Piping Society. In 2017, Jack Taylor and Patrick Molard produced the collection, Pipers Meeting: New Tunes from the Campbell Canntaireachd, putting 45 tunes from Colin Campbell’s Manuscript (Nether Lorn Canntaireachd) into staff notation, most for the first time. Jack amused himself during lockdown by recording some of these tunes and posting them onto social media.

Nick Hudson

Nick Hudson teaches piping at St. Thomas’ Episcopal School in Houston and plays with the Grade 1 St. Thomas Alumni Pipe Band. Nick began playing in Maryland with the Rockville High School Pipe Band, and then the City of Washington Pipe Band. We're pleased to welcome him back for this homecoming concert. Nick holds a BFA in Music Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied under Jimmy McIntosh and Alasdair Gillies. Nick has won dozens of solo piping prizes, including the Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at the Northern Meeting in Inverness in 2022, one of the elite accomplishments in the piping world. After winning the Gold Medal, Nick was invited to compete in the prestigious Glenfiddich Piping Championship in Blair Atholl, Scotland.

Amy Garson

Formerly a highland dancer, Amy Garson has been a consistent prize winner in solo bagpipe competitions in North America and Scotland. She won the Silver Medal for Piobaireachd in Inverness, Scotland at her first appearance in 1981, and has qualified and placed several times in the Gold Medal Competitions at both Oban and Inverness. In 1988, she was the overall champion at the Colonial Highland Gathering in Fairhill, Maryland and received a coveted invitation to play at the prestigious Glenfiddich (formerly Grant’s) Championship. In 1989, Amy won the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada). In the 1980s and 1990s she was very much a pioneer for women’s piping. Now retired after a career in law, Amy continues to pipe for pleasure, solo competition, and Highland Dancing contests in addition to judging piping events across North America.

Doors open half an hour before showtime, online ticketing ends at 2pm day-of show. After 2pm please purchase tickets at the door. 

Previous events

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, IMT Presents Brendan Mulvihill. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7:30pm| $25 adv (+$2 box office fee) $30 door Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

IMT recommends that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and recommends all patrons be vaccinated. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well.

Thursday, May 18th, 2022, IMT & The Americana Stage Present Dirk & Amelia Powell. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7:30pm | Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door. Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

IMT recommends that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and recommends all patrons be vaccinated. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well.

The Maryland Premiere of ALL WIGGED OUT will be on Thursday, April 27 at the Silver Spring Civic Center at 7pm. Tickets are $25. Event sponsors pay $500. Goal is to raise $10K for Hope Connections for Cancer, whose motto is “No one should go through cancer alone.”

Tickets are $25 and you're welcome to submit additional donations.

Monday April 10th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Spælimenninir.
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza | 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 7:30pm
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Friday March 31st, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $20in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Friday March 10th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dervish.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door / Students and children $20/25

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Friday March 10th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dervish.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door / Students and children $20/25

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Feb27

Monday February 27th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Monday February 20th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents Breabach. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door or $15/20 for students and children.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Breabach (adult admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

Monday February 20th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents Breabach. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door or $15/20 for students and children.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Wednesday, December 14th IMT presents NORDENSONG with special guest ANDREA HOAG. Seekers Church | 276 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Monday, December 12th IMT presents our Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20)

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Monday, December 12th IMT presents our Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20)

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Friday, December 2nd IMT presents Windborne. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20) The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

Friday, December 2nd IMT presents Windborne. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20) The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.