May 31, 2004

Liddell shines with sun at Atholl Gathering

Blair Atholl. Scotland – May 30, 2004 – Brilliant, sunny weather brightened the annual Atholl Gathering, where some 50 pipers competed for prizes. Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, was the aggregate winner, taking both of the light music prizes and finishing second in the Open Piobaireachd.

Open Piobaireachd (about 20 competed)
1st Simon McKerrell, Edinburgh
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray
3rd Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
4th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
5th Jonathan Greenlees, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
6th Gregor Speirs, Edinburgh
Judges: Donald MacPherson, Joe Henderson

CPA Piobaireachd (for grade B and C pipers; about 30 competed; sponsored by Wm. Grant & Sons)
1st Decker Forrest, Glasgow
2nd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
3rd James Beaumont, Bo’ness
4th Alastair Dunn, Glasgow
5th (equal) Darach Urqhuart, Glasgow; Dougie Campbell, Dunoon, Scotland
Judges: Tom Speirs, John MacDougall

Open MSR
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Margaret Houlihan, Glasgow
3rd Gordon Duncan, Pitlochry, Scotland
4th Darach Urquhart
5th Clive McFarland, Co. Tyrone
6th Allan Russell
Judges: Jimmy Young, Walter Drysdale

Open Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Margaret Houlihan
3rd Allan Russell
4th Gordon Duncan
5th Jenny Hazzard
6th Darach Urquhart


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