August 31, 2000

McCallum Keeps On Rolling With Dunvegan Medal Win

Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland – August 9, 2000 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, continued his tremendously successful 2000 piobaireachd competition campaign by winning the Dunvegan Medal here today at the annual Skye Gathering.

He won the event in high style with one of the longest and most challenging tunes in the piobaireachd repertory, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon.” Competitors in the event must submit six tunes from a list of piobaireachds accredited to MacCrimmon composers.

McCallum’s win builds on his success so far this year in major piobaireachd contests, which include the Donald MacLeod Memorial, the Scottish Pipers’ Association, and the Highland & Islands Invitational.

Dunvegan Medal
1st Willie McCallum, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
2nd Duncan MacGillivray
3rd John Angus Smith
4th James Stewart
5th John Don Mackenzie


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