June 30, 2009

Donald MacDonald Quaich goes to Speirs

Armadale, Skye – June 13, 2009 – Iain Speirs of Edinburgh was awarded the Donald MacDonald Quaich for piobaireachd, at the annual invitational contest that called for competitors to perform settings of tunes in the style of Donald MacDonald. Speirs played “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute” to gain the prize, which is sponsored by Glenfiddich.
Other competitors were Euan MacCrimmon, ‘The MacLeods’ Salute’; John Angus Smith, London, ‘Cill Chriosda’; and Alastair Dunn, Glasgow, ‘Too Long in this Condition.’

The event was judged by Colin MacLellan and Dr. Angus MacDonald served as Fear an Tighe for the evening.Donald MacDonald Quaich participants: Iain Speirs, Euan MacCrimmon, Colin MacLellan, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Alastair Dunn, and John Angus Smith. [Photo: Derek Maxwell]




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