June 30, 2002

MacLellan Wins Donald MacDonald Quaich

Armadale, Skye, Scotland – June 1, 2002 – Colin MacLellan of Edinburgh, playing “Glengarry’s March,” won the Donald MacDonald Quaich at the Clan Donald Centre here today in one of the year’s more prestigious solo piping events.

Sponsored by Glenfiddich Pure Malt Whisky, the event is an invitational competition. Other invitees were Brian Donaldson, Fife (“The Fingerlock”); Stuart Liddell, Inveraray (“Lament for the Old Sword”); and John Don MacKenzie, Inverness (“The Massacre of Glencoe”).

Dr. Jack Taylor of Aboyne judged the contest.

Last year the competition was the subject of some controversy, with allegations of tainted results because of a teacher/pupil relationship with the winner. The event served to bring the perennially controversial matter to the fore, resulting in policies set by the Competing Pipers Association.


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