Scotia, New York, U.S.A.

Modelled after Scotland's Oban and Inverness competitions, the Olympics of Piping, since 1982 the Nicol-Brown Invitational provides enthusiastic top amateur pipers with a prestigious competition. Only top amateur Piobaireachd players from across the North American continent are invited to play in the annual elite solo contest with three events: 6/8 Marches, Piobaireachd and MSR. The contest draws the attention of highly proficient players and judges from around the world to highlight the new upcoming players today.