February 28, 2001

Houlihan, McCready Win at CPA Event

Glasgow, Scotland – February 24, 2001 – The Competing Pipers Association’s annual competition for pipers grade “B” and “C” was held in conjunction with the Piping Centre in Glasgow, and 41 pipers took part in the event.

Margaret Houlihan of Ireland and Chris Armstrong of Bathgate, Scotland, did well in the piobaireachd events, and Gordon McCready won the March, Strathspey & Reel contest.

Piobaireachd, Group A
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Simon McKerrall
3rd George Sharp
4th Ross Cowan
5th Allan J. MacDonald
Judges: Greg Wilson, Tom Speirs

Piobaireachd, Group B
1st Margaret Houlihan
2nd Brendon Eade
3rd Brian MacKenzie
4th Glenn Harris
5th Ben Greeves
Judges Angus J. MacLellan, Colin MacLellan

Piobaireachd, Final Round for the Barbara Gillies Memorial Trophy
1st Margaret Houlihan
2nd Brendon Eade
3rd Chris Armstrong
4th Simon McKerrall
Judges: Angus J. MacLellan, Colin MacLellan, Greg Wilson, Tom Speirs

March, Strathspey and Reel for the 1745 Association Trophy
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Gary Stronach
3rd Ross Cowan
4th Louise Hay
5th Cameron Edgar
Judges : Roddy MacLeod, Brian Donaldson

Duncan Johnstone Jig
1st Clive McFarland
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Brian MacKenzie
Judges : Roddy MacLeod, Brian Donaldson

The Piobaireachd event was split into two, with a short leet to decide the final prizes. In the jig competition, pipers submitted one jig of their own choice and one jig from Duncan Johnstone’s collection of music. Neil Johnstone, son of Duncan Johnstone, presented the Duncan Johnstone Trophy to the winner.


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