Published: June 30, 2000

McCallum Wins Campbeltown Invitational

June 10, 2000 – Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, won the overall award at the Kintyre Piping Society’s invitational piping competition here today by taking the piobaireachd event and finishing third in the MSR. The success is the latest in McCallum’s string of substantial victories so far this year.

The competition was created to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown, and only winners of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal were invited. Invitees were Brian Donaldson, Scots Guards; Angus MacColl, Oban; Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld; McCallum; Stuart Shedden, Glasgow; Gordon Walker, Glasgow; Robert Wallace, Glasgow; and Greg Wilson, Falkirk. The events were judged by John Burgess, John MacDougall, and Norman Gillies.

Piobaireachd
1st Willie McCallum (“Nameless – Cherede Darievea”); 2nd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow; 3rd Brian Donaldson, Scots Guards; 4th Angus MacColl, Oban.

MSR
1st Brian Donaldson, 2nd Gordon Walker, Glasgow; 3rd Willie McCallum,; 4th Roddy MacLeod.

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker, 2nd Angus MacColl, 3rd Roddy MacLeod, 4th Brian Donaldson.

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