Blair goes to MacHattie, Midgley, Hunt

Published: September 30, 2011
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Blairgowrie, Scotland – September 4, 2011 - The usual bevy of solo pipers, including many international stragglers, turned out for the Blairgowrie games on a dry and mainly sunny day. Derek Midgley and Peter Hunter copped the most prizes, while James MacHattie won the top piobaireachd award.

Open Piobaireachd
1st James MacHattie, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, “MacNeil of Barra’s March”
2nd Andrea Boyd, Glasgow
3rd Greig Canning, Fife
4th Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand

B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Derek Midgley, Glasgow, “Glengarry’s March”
2nd Tracey Williams, New Zealand, “The King’s Taxes”
3rd Jonathan Graham, Glasgow, “Lament for Donald of Laggan”
4th Craig Sutherland, “The End of the Great Bridge”
5th Peter McAllister, “Duntroon’s Salute”

C-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Darach Urquhart, “Melbank’s Salute”
2nd Steven Leask, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
3rd Sarah Muir, Inveraray, Scotland, “The MacFarlanes’ Gathering”
4th Colin Campbell, “Lament for the Little Supper”
5th Chris Lee, Hong Kong, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”

March
1st Peter Hunt
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Ben Duncan
4th George Stewart

Strathspey & Reel
1st Peter Hunt
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Ben Duncan
4th Jonathan Graham

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