Sweetheart win for Liddell at Dunvegan

Published: August 7, 2014
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Stuart Liddell [photo: Derek Maxwell]

Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland – August 6, 2014 – Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, won the Silver Chanter, held at Dunvegan Castle, in the annual piobaireachd event that features invited pipers. He played “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart,” assigned to him as one of the compositions attributed to or associated with the MacCrimmon dynasty of hereditary pipers to Clan MacLeod.

Also competing were Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland; Michael Elder; Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow; Dougie Murray, Cupar, Scotland; and Innes Smith, Bridge of Allen, Scotland.

Ian MacFadyen awarded the Silver Chanter, the only prize in the event.

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Participants in the 2014 Silver Chanter (L-R): Roddy MacLeod, Innes Smith, Callum Baumont, Michael Elder,Fear an Tighe Hugh Cheape, Stuart Liddell and Douglas Murray. [photo: Derek Maxwell]

 

 

 

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