May 31, 2001

McCallum and Walker Dominate at Highlands & Islands

Oban, Scotland – May 4-5, 2001 – The top prizes at the piping competitions at the annual Highlands & Islands Music Festival were shared between Gordon Walker of Glasgow, Scotland, and Willie McCallum of Bearsden Scotland here.

The piobaireachd event was held at Lochnell Castle on May 4, while the light music events were at the Argyllshire Gathering Hall on May 5.

1st Willie McCallum, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
2nd Niall Mathieson, Inverness, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
3rd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Beloved Scotland”
4th Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “The Big Spree”
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Young, Walter Drysdale

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Peter Hunt, Glasgow
4th Angus MacColl
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Young

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Angus MacColl
4th Peter Hunt
Judges: Walter Drysdale, Joe Henderson


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