June 30, 2008

Donaldson hoists Donald MacDonald Quaich

Armadale, Skye, Scotland – June 13, 2008 – Friday the thirteenth was a good day for Brian Donaldson of Newburgh, Scotland, after he gained the Donald MacDonald Quaich for piobaireachd, sponsored by Glenfiddich, at the annual invitational ceol mor-only event.

Donaldson won with “The Groat,” and the other competitors were Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland, “The Rout of Glenfruin”; Innes Smith, "The Massacre of Glencoe"; and Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, "John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay’s Lament."

Each player plays a tune in a setting by Donald MacDonald, who was born in Skye and and died in 1840.

The contest was judged by Jack Taylor and is put on by the Clan Donald Association.




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