Bagpiper Lincoln Abbott, a freshman at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was named Piper of the Day for his division at the San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival, held April 6 at the Helotes Fairgrounds.
He received this honor for his outstanding performances in all three Grade IV Junior piping competitions. Abbott earned two first places (Strathspey/Reel and 2/4 March) and one second place (Piobaireachd, extended art music). As Piper of the Day, he was presented with a custom-embroidered carrying bag for his instrument’s chanter (the recorder-like part on which the piper creates the melody).
Abbott will compete next in the Houston Highland Games and Celtic Festival, to be held April 27-28 at the Houston Farm and Ranch Club.