August 31, 2000

MacColl Wins Senior at Argyllshire Gathering

Oban, Scotland – August 23-24, 2000 – Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, took the biggest prize here today at the Argyllshire Gathering by winning the Senior Open Piobaireachd event with a rendition of “Donald Duaghal MacKay,” while Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, took the Former Winners March, Strathspey & Reel and Michael Rogers of Maryland won the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal for piobaireachd.

The light music events on day two of the gathering were dominated by players from the United Kingdom, with only one prize being give to a North American, despite the fact that some 40-percent of all players were from abroad.

Donald MacPhee of Alexandria, Scotland, addedd the Grade A Strathspey & Reel to his list of successes, and Chris Armstrong took the A Grade March.

Gordon Walker of Glasgow won the Open Jig, making it his seventh consecutive victory in the jigs at the Argyllshire Gathering.

Senior Piobaireachd
1st Angus MacColl, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
3rd Greg Wilson, Falkirk, Scotland, “War or Peace”
4th Niall Matheson, Inverness, “The Red Hand in the MacDonald’s Arms”

Gold Medal
1st Michael Rogers, Maryland, USA, “Sobieski’s Salute”
2nd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, Scotland
3rd Herve Lafloc’h, Brest, France
4th Stuart Sheddon, Glasgow, Scotland
5th Greg Wilson

Silver Medal
1st Graame Roy, Blanefield, Scotland
2nd Robert Watt, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
3rd Neil Walker, Dunblane, Scotland
4th George Taylor, Glasgow, Scotland
5th Innes Smithh, Bridge of Allan, Scotland

Former Winners MSR
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Gordon Walker, Glasgow, Scotland
4th Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland

Grade A March
1st Chris Armstrong, Bathgate, Scotland
2nd Naill Matheson, Inverness, Scotland
3rd Allan Bevan, Vancouver, British Columbia
4th Robert Watt
5th Greg Wilson

Grade A Strathspey & Reel
1st Donald MacPhee
2nd Andrew Mathieson,
3th Douglas Murray, Fife
4th John Patrick
5th John Angus Smith, England

Grade B March
1st Brendon Eade
2nd Herve Lefloc’h
3rd George Taylor
4th Innes Smith
5th Neil Walker

Grade B Strathspey & Reel
1st Gavin Walker, Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Les Hutt, Inverness, Scotland
3rd Ross Cowan
4th Innes Smith
5th Pipe Major Michael Gray, The Highlanders

Open Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inverary, Scotland
3rd Robert Watt


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