Dougie Murray wheels in Pipe-Majors contest

Published: February 25, 2014
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Danderhall, Scotland – February 22, 2014 – Douglas Murray of Fife, Scotland, was named the overall winner of the annual Pipe-Majors Wheel of Fortune competition, organized by the City of Edinburgh Pipe Band, and held at a packed Danderhall Miners Club, near Edinburgh.
After spins of the Golden Chanter, Murray had to play a medley comprising an air, hornpipe, polka, his own composition and a rendition of G.S. McLennan��s “ig of Slurs,” which brought down the house.
Finlay Johnston of Glasgow was second in the overall event, while Angus Nicolson third.
Gordon McCready of Renfrew, Scotland, won the MSR, and Nicolson took top honours in the Joke event, with one that involved doctors, Portree and a farting man.
Judges were Barry Donaldson, Ian Duncan, Harry McNulty, and the audience.?
Gus Clarke of the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band was Fear an Tighe.

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