June 30, 2001

McCallum and Walker Split Prizes at Campbeltown

Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland – June 9, 2001 – The annual Springbank Campbeltown Invitational Piping Competition was held here today with eight of Scotland’s best pipers accepting the challenge.

Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, and Gordon Walker of Glasgow shared the first prizes, but native son McCallum won the overall prize with most points across the three events.

1st Willie McCallum, “The Big Spree”
2nd Greg Wilson, Falkirk, Scotland, “The Park Piobaireachd #2”
3rd Niall Mathieson, Inverness, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “Craigellachie”

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker, “Knightswood Ceilidh,” “71st Highlanders,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Tulloch Castle,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie,” “Miss Proud”
2nd Brian Donaldson, Fife, Scotland
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Greg Wilson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker, “The Man From Skye,” “Angus John MacNeill of Barra”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Lucy Cassidy,” “John Patterson’s Mare”

All the events were judged by Iain MacFadyen, Angus J. MacLellan, and John Wilson.

The event has quickly risen to be one of the top contests on the Scottish piping calendar, with strong support from the Argyll community and sponsorship from Springbank Distillery.

Others competing were Stuart Liddell and Robert Wallace.


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