Dunn, Mathieson, Gandy bag the big prizes on day 2 at Oban
Oban, Scotland – August 23, 2007 – The second day of the Argyllshire Gathering was held in “good piping weather” at Mossfield Park. Results were varied through the light music events. Two very notable things happened: Margaret Dunn of Glasgow added the A-Grade March to her 2003 win of the A-Grade Strathspey & Reel, and thus becomes the first female piper ever to be allowed to play in a Former Winners’ MSR at either the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting, and the son-father first two prizes in the Open Jig went to Alex and Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A father and son being in the same prize list at one of the major gatherings has seemingly never before occurred.
Until 1976, when Anne Spalding (nee Stewart) and Patricia Henderson (nee Innes) broke the gender barrier, females were not permitted to compete at either the Argyllshire Gathering or Northern Meeting.
On the traditional march to the games, the massed pipe section played, among the usual stuff, “The Little Cascade.”
1st Margaret Dunn, Glasgow (pictured, right)
2nd John Angus Smith, London
3rd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
4th Greg Wilson, New Zealand
Judges: Tom Speirs, Andrew Wright, Andrew Frater
A-Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Mathieson, Glasgow
2nd Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
3rd Andrea Boyd, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
4th Peter Hunt, Glasgow
Judges: Neill Mulvie, Iain MacFadyen, John MacDougall
Grade Jig (twice through)
1st Alex Gandy, “The Cameronian Rant”
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Andrew Carlisle, Northern Ireland
4th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Ronald Lawrie
1st James MacKenzie
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Fraser Wylie
4th Alistair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
Judges: Rab Wallace, John Wilson, Ronald Clarke
1st Bernard Bouhadana, Denmark
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Ryan Canning, Glasgow
4th Allan Johnstone, Glasgow
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Willie Morrison, Bob Worrall
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