August 31, 2003

MacColl Wins Todd Bar Recital Contest

Angus MacColl of Oban, Scotland, won the first Lord Todd Bar “recital contest” at Strathclyde University, against three of the world’s fastest-handed pipers on Thursday, August 14.

MacColl competed against Chris Armstrong, of Bathgate, Scotland; Bruce Gandy, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland. The competition called for each piper to perform a 25 to 30 minute recital. There were no other requirements except for having to include March, Strathspey & Reel and the ground of a piobaireachd.


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