Trying judging, weather conditions at Markinch

Published: June 30, 2011
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Markinch, Scotland – June 5, 2011 – With temperatures around eight degrees and a stiff wind all day, the annual Markinch Games were a challenge for competitors. While the Piobaireachd was judged by highly respected adjuidicators, no one was too sure of who was judging the light music events. It was revealed later that they were Lawrie Gillespie and Roderick Barron, neither of whom are on the Joint Committee’s approved list of judges. Due to the cold, the Piobaireachd judges resorted to taking refuge in a car.

Piobaireachd
1st John Mulhearn, Glasgow, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
2nd Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland,  “Mrs. Smith’s Salute”
3rd Derek Midgley, Glasgow,  “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
4th Darrach Urquhart, Glasgow,  “Melbank’s Salute”
5th Craig Sutherland, Crieff, Scotland  “Battle of Auldearn”
6th Ben Duncan, Edinburgh,  “Desperate Battle of the Birds”

Judges: Colin MacLellan, Andrew Wright

MSR
1st Greig Wilson, Fife
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
4th Derek Midgley

Judges: Roderick Barron, Lawrie Gillespie

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