Published: October 31, 2007

Glenfifiddich list features year’s all-star competitors

The annual Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping
Championships on October 27th at Blair Atholl, Scotland, as always
feature a cast of all-star pipers with most of the competitors
familiar faces at the Great Hall of Blair Castle. Willie McCallum
of Bearsden, Scotland, will compete for his ninth Glenfiddich
Championship to break his own record of wins.

Invitations are made based on who wins the major UK solo piping
prizes over the year, primarily those from the Argyllshire
Gathering at Oban and the Northern Meeting at Aviemore. The winner
of the Glenfiddich automatically qualifies for the following year’s
contest.

Competitors at this year’s event:

  • Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh (Argyllshire Gathering Former
    Winners MSR)
  • Richard Hawke, New Zealand (Argyllshire Gathering Gold
    Medal)
  • Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia (Northern Meeting Silver
    Star MSR, Bratach
  • Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland (Northern Meeting
    Clasp)
  • Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland (2006 Glenfiddich
    Champion)
  • Gorm at London)
  • Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland (Gillies Cup Piobaireachd
    at London)
  • Willie McCallum (second in the Argyllshire Gathering Senior
    Piobaireachd)
  • James Murray, Cupar, Scotland (second prize in Northern Meeting
    Silver Star MSR)
  • Iain Speirs, Edinburgh (Northern Meeting Gold Medal)
  • Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland (Argyllshire Gathering Senior
    Piobaireachd)

Judges for the day will be John MacDougall, Jim McGillivray and
Jack Taylor on the Piobaireachd event, and Walter Cowan, Gavin
Stoddart and John Wilson adjudicating the MSR.
Willie McCallum goes for a record ninth Glenfiddich title on Saturday.
The list of Glenfiddich Champions (times won):

  • 1974 James McIntosh, Dundee
  • 1975 P-M John D Burgess, Alness, Scotland
  • 1976 P-M Angus MacDonald, Scots Guards (1)
  • 1977 Iain MacFadyen, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland (1)
  • 1978 Hugh MacCallum, Stirling, Scotland (1)
  • 1979 Murray Henderson, Eassie, Scotland (1)
  • 1980 P-M Iain Morrison, Queen’s Own Highlanders (1)
  • 1981 Iain MacFadyen (2)
  • 1982 P-M Angus MacDonald (2)
  • 1983 P-M Gavin Stoddart, Royal Highland Fusiliers (1)
  • 1984 Iain MacFadyen (3)
  • 1985 Murray Henderson (2)
  • 1986 Iain MacFadyen (4)
  • 1987 Murray Henderson (3)
  • 1988 P-M Gavin Stoddart (2)
  • 1989 Murray Henderson (4)
  • 1990 Willie McCallum, Glasgow (1)
  • 1991 P-M Alasdair Gillies, Queen’s Own Highlanders (1)
  • 1992 Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland (1)
  • 1993 Willie McCallum
  • 1994 Willie McCallum
  • 1995 Angus MacColl, Oban (1)
  • 1996 Alasdair Gillies (2)
  • 1997 Roderick MacLeod (2)
  • 1998 Alasdair Gillies (3)
  • 1999 Willie McCallum (4)
  • 2000 Willie McCallum (5)
  • 2001 Willie McCallum (6)
  • 2002 Roddy MacLeod (3)
  • 2003 Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia (1)
  • 2004 Willie McCallum (7)
  • 2005 Willie McCallum (8)
  • 2006 Angus MacColl (2)

Watch pipes|drums for results from the 2008 Glenfiddich
Championship as they become available.

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