March 31, 2006

Angus MacColl takes Uist & Barra

Glasgow – March 11, 2006 – Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, was the overall winner of the annual Uist & Barra invitational solo piping competition held at the National Piping Centre, taking home the Charles Hepburn Rose Bowl trophy. Chris Armstrong of Bathgate, Scotland, took the Piobaireachd contest, and Gavin Walker of Cowie, Scotland, had a strong day with two seconds and a third. For the first time since 1982, the Uist & Barra held a Jig event.

1st Chris Armstrong, “Lament for the Children”
2nd Gavin Walker
3rd Angus MacColl
4th James Murray, Fife, Scotland
5th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland

1st Angus MacColl, “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “The Sound of Sleat”
2nd Chris Armstrong
3rd Gavin Walker
4th Douglas Murray, Glenrothes, Scotland
5th Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland

1st Angus MacColl, “The Kitchen Maid,” “Cutting Bracken”
2nd Gavin Walker
3rd Chris Armstrong
4th Douglas Murray
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh

Judges for all events: Angus John MacLellan, John Wilson, Neil Mulvie.

Playing but not in the prizes were Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland; Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland; Neil Smith; and Stuart Shedden, Glasgow. Gordon Walker and Willie McCallum were invited but did not attend.


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