August 31, 2005

Henderson best overall at Piping Centre invitational

Glasgow – August 14, 2005 – The second annual international invitational solo piping competition was held at the National Piping Centre as the concluding event of the Piping Live! festival. With two seconds, Murray Henderson of Kirriemuir, Scotland, was the overall winner, and Iain Speirs of Edinburgh and Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, took home the two first-prizes. The now-bankrupt Band Room sponsored the event, and competitors reportedly received their prizes but so far not the promised appearance fee.

1st Angus MacColl
2nd Murray Henderson
3rd Iain Speirs
4th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Angus J. MacLellan

1st Iain Speirs
2nd Murray Henderson
3rd Bruce Gandy
4th Angus MacColl
Judges: Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson

Also playing but not in the prizes were Jori Chisolm, Seattle; Alistair Dunn, Glasgow; Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland; Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick; and Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland. Willie McCaullum of Bearsden, Scotland, withdrew from the competition.


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