July 31, 2000

Clansey Makes Clean Sweep at Embro

Embro, Ontario – July 1, 2000 – British Columbia native Colin Clansey celebrated Canada Day in high style by taking four out of four possible first prizes at the annual Embro Highland Games here today in perfect weather conditions.

Clansey’s sweeping the boards is a rare achievement in professional piping. The last time the trick was accomplished was in the early 1990s by Michael Grey. It was also turned in 1951 by John Wilson.

No Grade 1 or Grade 2 bands competed in the band competitions.

Professional Piping
Piobaireachd: 1st Colin Clansey, “Beloved Scotland,” 2nd Andrew Berthoff, “The King’s Taxes,” 3rd Robert Crabtree, “The Vaunting.” Judge: W. McCallum
March: 1st Colin Clansey, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Martyn Brown. Judge: W. McCallum
Strathspey & Reel: 1st Colin Clansey, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Andrew Berthoff. Judge: J. McGillivray
Jig: 1st Colin Clansey, 2nd John cairns, 3rd Robert Crabtree.


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