March 31, 2004

Forrest, Carlisle big winners at Duncan Johnstone Memorial

Glasgow – March 20, 2004 – Decker Forrest of Glasgow and Andrew Carlisle of Northern Ireland came up as the big winners of the annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Solo Piping competition held at The National Piping Centre. The event is reserved for pipers graded B or C by the Competing Pipers Association.

The event comprises two preliminary heats for the Piobaireachd competition. Each section has 20 competitors. Two from each heat are chosen to play in the final.

Piobaireachd (Barbara Gillies Memorial Trophy)
1st Decker Forrest, Glasgow, “MacLeod’s Controversy”
2nd Darach Urquhart, Glasgow, “Lament for Donald of Laggan”
3rd Andrew Hall, Essex, England, “Catherine’s Lament”
4th Andrew Carlisle, Co. Down, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Brian Donaldson

In addition, prizes 3rd to 6th were awarded for each preliminary heat. These were:

Group A
3rd Douglas Campbell, Dunoon, Scotland
4th Ross McCrindle, Edinburgh
5th Craig Sked, London
6th Lisa Morrison, Glasgow
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Brian Donaldson

Group B
3rd Ryan McFarland, Co. Tyrone
4th Peter MacGregor, Edinburgh
5th Roderick Weir, Edinburgh
6th Stewart MacLeod, Linlithgow, Scotland
Judges: Roddy MacLeod, Jim McGillivray

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Andrew Hall
3rd Ross McCrindle
4th William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland
5th Roderick Weir
6th Euan Dewar, Oban, Scotland
Judges: Gavin Stoddart, Chris Armstrong

1st Euan Dewar
2nd Ross McCrindle
3rd Mark Chisholm, East Lothian, Scotland
4th Peter MacGregor
5th Ryan Lessels, Coventry, England
6th Douglas Campbell
Judges: Roddy MacLeod, Jim McGillivray


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