May 31, 2002

Highlands & Islands Festival Goes to McCallum

May 3-4, 2002 – Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, enjoyed an excellent day at the annual Highlands & Islands Festival Piping Competitions, winning the MSR and pulling out two second prizes in other events. Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, continued his resurgence from temporary competitive retirement by winning the piobaireachd event.

1st Murray Henderson, “Park Piobaireachd No.2”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
4th Robert Wallace, Glasgow, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering”
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Young, Walter Drysdale

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum, “Capt. Campbell of Drum A Voisk,” “Susan MacLeod,” “John McKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
3rd Gavin Walker, Glasgow
4th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
Judges: Iain Maclellan, Walter Drysdale

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Niall Stewart, “Calum Campbell’s Caprice,” “The Old Wife of the Mill Dust”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd James Murray, Glenrothes, Scotland
4th Stuart Liddell
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Young


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