Greenlees, Gandy outlast others at Braemar marathon

Published: September 8, 2013
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Braemar, Scotland, September 7, 2013 - It was a long day for solo pipers and judges at the annual Royal Braemar Highland Gathering, and competitors who played in the late afternoon and evening had to contend with cold and damp, with wet drones an extra challenge. The events finished at 7 pm, and organizers have been asked to consider restricting entries to the first 25 applicants. Jonathan Greenlees of Northern Ireland won the Braemar Gold Medal, an award worth £1100 in precious metal. Alex Gandy won both of the light music events and gained the traditional Best Overseas Competitor trophy.

Piobaireachd – Braemar Gold Medal
1st Jonathan Greenlees, “His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie”
2nd Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh, “The Vaunting”
3rd Greig Wilson, New Zealand, “Lament for Ronald Macdonald of Morar”
4th Craig Sutherland, “I Am Proud to Play a Pipe”
5th Darach Urquhart, Glasgow, “Melbank’s Salute”
6th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland, “The Battle of Waternish”
Judges: Norman Matheson, Malcolm McRae, Jack Taylor

March
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
5th Andrew Carlisle
6th Malcolm Elder
Judges: Bruce Hitchings, Duncan MacDiarmid, Stuart Samson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Andrew Carlisle
4th Greig Canning
5th David Wilton, Glasgow
6th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
Judges: Bruce Hitchings, Duncan MacDiarmid, Stuart Samson

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