Iain Speirs wins Silver Chanter
Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland – August 3, 2005 – Iain Speirs of Edinburgh won his third consecutive Silver Chanter at Dunvegan Castle, tying the record for the contest now shared with Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, and Greg Wilson, New Zealand.
He played “The King’s Taxes” and the judge was John Wilson.
Other performers who played in the invitational event were P-M Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland (“Lament for MacSwan of Roaig”); Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland (“Lament for the Earl of Antrim”); Simon MacKerrell, Edinburgh (“Lament for Donald Doughal MacKay”); and Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland (“Mrs. MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute”).
The event showcases tunes written by or strongly associated with the MacCrimmons of Skye.
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