(HD video) Walker wins 2012 Todd Bar Recital Challenge

Published: August 31, 2012
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Glasgow – August 9, 2012 – Gordon Walker of Galston, Scotland, won the 2012 Lord Todd Bar Invitational Solo Piping Recital Challenge competition before the usual large crowd at the University of Strathclyde. Playing last, Walker wowed the audience with a vintage performance, balanced with the traditional to the flaming-fingered.

Also competing were Chris Armstrong, Glasgow; Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland; and Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.

Regarded by most as the event that inspired the Piping Live! Festival, the Todd Bar Challenge has been running for 12 years and is one of the hottest tickets of the week, if not the entire piping calendar.  

The conpetition is decided by five anonymous adjudicators in the crowd, pre-selecetd by organizer Willie McCallum.

Following the event the crowd poured out into the bar and outdoor patio to enjoy refreshments until the wee hours.

 

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for video from the 2012 Todd Bar Challenge and more from Piping Live! 2012.

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