Watt lights up Lorient

Published: August 5, 2014
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Robert Watt

Lorient, Brittany, France – August 4, 2014 – Robert Watt won the combined Scottish, Irish and Breton MacCrimmon Trophy event and placed second in the Piobaireachd to have the most overall success at the annual Highland piping competition at the Festival Interceltique Lorient. The MacCrimmon Trophy calls for each contestant to play a separate selection of each of the Celtic country’s music.

MacCrimmon Trophy (Breton, Irish and Scottish overall)
1st Robert Watt, Northern Ireland
2nd Stuart Easton, New Zealand
3rd Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
4th Quentin Meunier, Brittany
5th Alexus Meunier, Brittany
Judges: Pascal Guingo, Yann Cariou (Breton); Andrew Frater, Bruce Hitchings (Scotland); Michael O’hAmhain, Bobby Brannigan (Ireland)

Piobaireachd
1st Fred Morrison, Bishopton, Scotland
2nd Robert Watt
3rd Andrew Carlisle
4th Stuart Easton
5th Andrew Wilson, Northern Ireland
Judges: Andrew Frater, Bruce Hitchings

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