MacCrimmon, Horsburgh, Russell & Clark in the chips at Aboyne

Published: August 31, 2011
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Aboyne, Scotland – August 6, 2011 - Euan MacCrimmon, Marion Horsburgh, Alan Clark and Alan Russell divided up the first-prizes at the annual Aboyne Games in Scotland’s Royal Deeside. Eleven competed in chilly, but then warmer, weather.

Piobaireachd
1st Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand, “Lament for Finlay”
2nd Alan Clark, “Battle of Auldearn #1″
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland, “Isabel Mackay”
4th Fraser Maitland, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
5th Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland, “The Battle of Sherriffmuir”
6th Andrew Hall, “Lament for Mary MacLeod”

Judges: James Hamilton Norman Matheson, Malcolm McRae

March
1st Euan MacCrimmon
2nd Logan Tannock, Sauchie, Scotland
3rd Alan Russell
4th Andrew Hall

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Ron Clark

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alan Russell
2nd Euan MacCrimmon
3rd Anna Kummerlow
4th Fraser Maitland

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Ron Clark

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alan Clark
2nd Alan Russell
3rd Pamela Whyte, Aberdeen, Scotland

Judges: Ron Clark, Duncan Watson

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