June 30, 2001

Donald MacDonald Quaich Goes to MacPhee

Donald MacPhee of Alexandria, Scotland, won the 15th annual Donald MacDonald Quaich piping competition held on June 14 at the Clan Donald Centre in Armadale, Skye, against a field of three other competitors.

Each piper was assigned a piobaireachd from the soon-to-published MacArthur Manuscripts, which have been in the works for a number of years.

MacPhee played “Nameless tune, a lament” for adjudicator Andrew Wright of Dunblane, Scotland.

Colin MacLellan of Glasgow played “The Brother’s Lament,” John Don MacKenzie, Dornie, Scotland, was given “The Bard’s Lament,” and Stuart Liddell, Inverary, Scotland, played “Nameless no.18.”

The competition was sponsored by Glenfiddich whisky.

The MacArthur Manuscript, or the Highland Society of London manuscript, is set to be released any day by The Piobaireachd Society. Andrew Wright has managed the assembly of the scores.


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