August 31, 2000

Greg Wilson Awarded Silver Chanter

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland – August 9, 2000 – Greg Wilson, a native of New Zealand and now resident in Falkirk, Scotland, was awarded the renowned Silver Chanter at the annual event held at Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye.

Wilson receieved the prize with a rendition of “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay,” one of the tunes set for the senior competitions this year.

The Silver Chanter is considered one of the highest awards for piobaireachd playing in the piping world. The trophy cannot be won and, instead, the event’s organizers prefer to consider it as being earned. The previous day, Wilson won the Col. Jock MacDonald Clasp to the Dunvegan Medal at the Skye Gathering at Portree.

Also accepting the invitation to the Silver Chanter were Roddy MacLeod (recepient of the award in 1999), Glasgow; Willie McCallum, Bearsden; Angus MacColl, Oban; and Euan MacCrimmon, Skye.

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