Beaumont wins Silver chanter in first try

Published: August 8, 2013
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Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland – August 7, 2013 - Callum Beaumont was awarded the Silver Chanter in his first appearance in the prestigious event at a packed drawing room at Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye.  His tune was “Lament for the Earl of Antrim.

The competition pays homage to the tunes purpoterdly composed by or strongly associated with the MacCrimmon dynasty of pipers. Jack Taylor was the judge.

Others in the event:

Decker Forrest, “Earl of Ross’s March”

Finlay Johnston, “The MacLeods’ Salute”

Stuart Liddell, “Lament for the Children”

Innes Smith, “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”

Iain Speirs, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”

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