Aboyne blown away by Russell

Published: August 4, 2013
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Aboyne, Scotland – August 3, 2013 - Alan Russell of Fife enjoyed a solid day at a warm but blustery Aboyne Highland Games against 12 other pipers, winning the Piobaireachd and thr March, and placing second in the Strathspey & Reel.

Piobaireachd
1st Alan Russell, “The Rout of Glenfruin”
2nd Jamie Hawke
3rd Edward Gall
4th David Wilton
5th Robert Gibb
6th Simon McKerrell

Judges: Ronald Clark, Norman Mathieson, Malcolm McRae

March
1st Alan Russell
2nd Robert Gibb
3rd David Wilton
4th Gavin Ferguson

Judges: James Banks, Ian Duncan, Duncan Watson

Strathspey & Reel
1st David Wilton
2nd Alan Russell
3rd John Mulhearn
4th Anna Kummerlow

Judges: James Banks, Ian Duncan, Duncan Watson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st John Mulhearn
2nd David Wilton
3rd Gavin Ferguson
4th Ursa Beckford

Judges: James Banks, Ian Duncan

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