August 31, 2007

Henderson and McCallum come up big at Piping Centre Masters Invitational

Glasgow – August 12, 2007 – The end of the World Pipe Band Championships marks the roll up to the big Scottish solo piping contests, and the annual Masters Invitational Solo Piping Competition, the final event of the Piping Live! Festival, was won by Murray Henderson of Kirriemuir, Scotland, (pictured) who took the Piobaireachd and was fourth in the MSR, which Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, won. The contest was held at the National Piping Centre.

1st Murray Henderson, “Good Health to You, Donald”
2nd Greg Wilson, New Zealand, “Lament for the Children”
3rd Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, “The Red Speckled Bull”
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “The Bells of Perth”
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson

1st Willie McCallum, “Major Manson at Clachantrushal,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch,” “John McKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Alasdair Gillies
4th Murray Henderson
Judges: John MacDougall, Gavin Stoddart

Also competing but not in the prizes were Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario; Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; and Richard Hawke, New Zealand.

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