Henderson wins first John MacLellan Medal (scores included)

Published: October 31, 2011
(Page 1 of 1)

Edinburgh – October 15, 2011 - Murray Henderson of Kirriemuir, Scotland, was the winner of the first Captain John MacLellan Medal Piobaireachd Competition Recital held at the Royal Scots Club on Abercromby Street.

Henderson was given MacLellan’s “Edinburgh Piobaireachd” to play, and adjudicator Gavin Stoddart awarded him the custom designed and cast medal, ahead of the three other invited pipers: Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “Salute to the Great Pipe“; Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “A Lullaby for Iain“; and Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland,  “Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry.”

The black tie ticketed event was at capacity with 100 enjoying a drinks reception beforehand, then a three-course dinner at 7 pm, followed by the start of the recital/competition at 9:15.

Each piper was provided with an appearance fee for their preparation work before and performance at the event. The competition showcased original piobaireachd compositions by the late Captain John A. MacLellan MBE, one of piping history’s greatest competitors and contributors.

One attendee said that he thought the event was “the best piping event ever held, including the Glenfiddich. Certainly was the classiest.”

Those in attendance were provided with the original scores of the tunes performed, which are also included here in the links above.

The event was orgnaized by the John MacLellan Memorial Trust and was professionally recorded for archival puposes and possible future release.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 4.8/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0
  1. RSMacDonald

    Sounds like it was a real Classic” night of entertainment. It would be great to get a video/audio posted (hint!) Colin and his team are to be congratulated for hosting such a momentous event. Only wish I could have attended. R S MacDonald”

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 26, 2014New version of pipes|drums launched.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Shake up or shut up
    Sat, 7 Mar 2015
    The grand old Crieff Highland Games deciding, at least this year, to drop solo piping competitions from its day in August is certainly a shame for piping tradition, but it’s  emblematic of the challenges facing event organizers — …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS March 27, 2015Dunedin Tide: Festival of PipingDunedin Community Centre Highland Park, Dunedin, Florida

March 28, 2015Dunedin Highland GamesDunedin FL

March 28, 2015Winnipeg Scottish FestivalCANAD INNS DESTINATION CENTRE | POLO PARK

March 28, 2015Erepa Grotto Indoor Solo Piping ContestEdinboro University 219 Meadville St Erie PA 16444

March 29, 2015Brisbane Boys College Highland GatheringBrisbane Boys' College, Brisbane

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Always play your pipes for a wee while to get warm air into them before determining whether your skin or hide bag needs to be seasoned.
Brian Donaldson, Inveran Bagpipes, Edinburgh