The 14th Annual Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational, in conjunction with the Charleston Indoor Games, was held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.
In the afternoon, at the Charleston Indoor Games, Kenny Flynt won The Scott-Vollrath Piobaireachd Trophy 2016, playing Lachlan Mac Neill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy to adjudicator Ed Krintz.
In the evening, with Peter Armstrong as Fear an Taigh, S. James Dillahey as Adjudicator, and with Sandy Jones himself in attendance, four contestants competed for the SJI 2106. A Moment of Silence was held for the late Ed Neigh who it was remembered had performed at the inaugural Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational in 2003. His rendition of Andrew MacNeill of Colonsay that evening was well remembered by many in the audience.
Michael McLeod won the Major Herb Day, USMC (ret.) MSR Trophy playing: Bonnie Ann, The Shepard’s Crook & Cecily Ross.
Jacob Lindler was the Overall Winner of the SJI 2016, and also won the Jeff Stevenson Air/Hornpipe/Jig Trophy playing: The Unst Bridal March, Colin MacKay, & The Biddy from Sligo
The Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational was established to recognize and honor Sandy Jones for all that he has done for Piping.
We would like to thank all our Sponsors for their generous support, and look forward to hosting the SJI 2017.