August 31, 2007

Lochaber some more for Willie McCallum

Fort William, Scotland – August 3-4, 2007 – Winning all four events at a significant solo piping competition is extremely rare, and Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, (pictured) accomplished the feat by taking all of the firsts, including “An Tuach Oir” (The Gold Axe) Piobaireachd event at the Lochaber Gathering.

An Tuach Oir
1st Willie McCallum, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
2nd Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh, “The Rout of the Lowland Captain”
3rd Douglas Campbell, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
4th Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland, “The End of the Great Bridge”

Willie Ross Gold Medal marches
1st Willie McCallum, “Stirlingshire Militia,” “Captain Campbell of Drum A Voisk”
2nd Niall Stewart
3rd Brian Donaldson, Edinburgh
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland

Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum, “Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch,” “The Grey Bob,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
4th Douglas Campbell

Hornpipe & Jig (open)
1st Willie McCallum, “Fiona Ferguson,” “Brae Riach”
2nd Kyle Morton
3rd Fraser Wylie
4th Duncan Grant

All events judged by Iain MacFadyen and John MacDougall.


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