2013 SPA Champion: William Geddes

Published: April 13, 2013
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Glasgow – April 13, 2013 – William Geddes emerged as the overall champion at the 86th annual Scottish Pipers’ Association Professional Competition against a strong field of 18 competitors at the College of Piping. The competition featured a new event in which competitors played a 6/8 march as part of their tuning for the Piobaireachd event.

Piobaireachd (Donald MacLeod Trophy)
1st Gordon McCready, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Douglas Murray, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
3rd Gavin Ferguson, “The Gathering of the MacNabs”
4th Peter McCalister, “The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute”
Judges: Ronald McShannon, Andrew Wright

March (Donald MacDougall Trophy)
1st William Geddes
2nd Darach Urquhart
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Gordon McCready
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison

Strathspey & Reel (Duncan MacIntyre Trophy)
1st Cameron Drummond
2nd William Geddes
3rd Steven Leask
4th Peter McCalister
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison

6/8 March (Duncan MacFadyen Trophy)
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Gavin Ferguson
3rd Peter Hunt
4th Cameron Drummond
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison

Former Winners MSR
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Cameron Drummond
3rd Jonathan Greenlees
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison

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Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
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