Carlisle has a banner week: Hebridean games wrap-up

Published: July 31, 2011
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Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh took in seven first-prizes around the three events around Scotland’s outer Hebrides.

South Uist Highland Games – July 20, 2011 (26 competitors)
Piobaireachd
1st Andrew Carlisle, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
2nd Derek Midgley, Glasgow, “Glengarry’s March”
3rd Michael Gray, Edinburgh, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
4th Darrach Urquhart, “A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach”
5th Decker Forrest, Glasgow, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”

Judge: Malcolm McRae

March
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Darrach Urquhart
3rd Derek Midgley
4th Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
5th Donald Macleod, Bathgate, Scotland

Judge: John Wilson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Decker Forrest
5th Duncan Grant

Judge: John Wilson

Jig
1st Colin Gordon
2nd Decker Forrest
3rd Donald Macleod
4th Darrach Urquhart
5th Derek Midgley

Judge: Neil Mulvie

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