May 31, 2003

MacLeod Salutes Highlands & Islands

Oban, Scotland – May 2-3, 2003 – Roddy MacLeod of Cumbernauld, Scotland, took the two biggest wins at the annual Highlands & Islands Music Festival in this picturesque west coast town, continuing his successful 2003 solo campaign.

With two seconds and a third, Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, came away the most consistent prize winner, while Gordon Walker, Cumnock, Scotland, won the Hornpipe & Jig event.

Invitational Piobaireachd
1st Roddy MacLeod, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Murray henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
3rd Willie McCallum, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
4th Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “The Big Spree”
Judges: John Burgess, Iain MacFadyen, Walter Drysdale

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Roddy MacLeod, “Leaving Glenurquhart,” “Arniston Castle,” “Lt. Col. D.J.S. Murray”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Stirlingshire Militia,” “Dora MacLeod,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
3rd Gordon Walker, “Crags of Stirling,” “Highland Harry,” “Traditional”
4th Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
Judges: John Burgess, Walter Drysdale

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Alan Russell
4th Peter Hunt, Glasgow
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Barry Donaldson


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