Light music at Blairgowrie ruled by MacIsaac

Published: September 30, 2010
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Blairgowrie, Scotland – September 5, 2010 - The weather at the always well-attended Blairgowrie games was dry and cool, and the sun was out by the afternoon. Results were mostly varied, but Matt MacIsaac from Winnipeg took both light music events.

Open Piobaireachd
1st Fiona Manson, Glasgow
2nd James MacHattie, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
3rd Innes Smith, Bridge of Allan, Scotland
4th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Judge: John MacDougall

CPA B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Alistair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
2nd Peter McAllister
3rd Andrew Carlisle, Northern Ireland
4th Willie McIntyre, Edinburgh
5th Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Judges: Colin MacLellan, Malcolm McRae

CPA C-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Greig Wilson
2nd Graham Drummond
3rd Duncan Beattie
4th David Shedden, Glasgow
5th Nils Michael

Judges: Brian Donaldson, Tom Speirs

March
1st Sgt. Matt MacIsaac, Winnipeg
2nd Innes Smith
3rd Peter Hunt, Glasgow
4th James MacHattie

Judges: Ian Duncan, Sandy Spence

Strathspey & Reel
1st Sgt. Matt MacIsaac
2nd Andrew Carlisle
3rd James MacHattie
4th William Nichols, Blaine, Washington

Judges: Ian Duncan, Sandy Spence

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