McCallum wins his eighth Springbank Invitational

Published: September 30, 2012
(Page 1 of 1)

Campbeltown, Scotland – September 15, 2012 - With a first in the MSR and a second in the Piobaireachd, Willie McCallum was the overall winner of the Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition for the eighth time in his career. Niall Stewart won the Piobaireachd, while Angus MacColl won the Hornpipe & Jig event, which is not counted towards the overall championship.  With efficient stewarding , there was very little time between competitors and hardly any tuning.

Piobaireachd
1st Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow

MSR
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland

Also competing but not in the prizes was Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland.

The judges for the events were Iain MacFadyen, Iain Morrison and John Wilson.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +1

MOST RECENT POST
  • Hatred unwelcome
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014
    The Highland pipes draw attention. The volume and distinct sound of the instrument – especially when played poorly – gets a reaction from people, so pipers are often seen in protests and parades. Pipers who work their entire lives …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS October 31, 2014Tucson Celtic FestivalRillito Raceway Park, Tucson , AZ

November 1, 2014MWPBA AGMNorth Riverside, IL

November 8, 2014PPBSO AGM and GALABest Western Brant Park Inn, 19-Holiday Inn Drive, Brantford

November 15, 2014Angus Macdonald ChampionshipsLakeside, CA

November 21, 20142014 Balmoral ClassicPittsburgh, PA

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Never remove a chanter from the stock by grabbing the sole even if it’s plastic. It’s habit forming and you might one day change to a wooden chanter.
Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, 1998 Northern Meeting Gold Medallist