April 30, 2001

McCallum Wins Overall at Donald MacLeod Memorial

The 8th Donald MacLeod Memorial invitational was held in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, on April 6, with eight pipers playing mainly the music of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod, MBE, in an event that has quickly become one of the premier contests of the year.

Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, won the aggregate prize by winning the piobaireachd event and finishing second in both the March, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig sections.

Gordon Walker of Glasgow, Scotland, won both light music events, and was third in the piobaireachd.

1st Willie McCallum
2nd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
3rd Gordon Walker
4th Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Greg Wilson, Falkirk, Scotland
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, Scotland

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Angus MacColl
4th Roddy MacLeod

1st Willie McCallum, 2nd Gordon Walker

Judges for all events were Finlay MacNeill, Angus J. MacLellan and Donald MacPherson.

Also competing were Niall Matheson of Inverness, Scotland, and Michael Rogers of Maryland, USA.


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