April 30, 2007

McCallum on top at Donald MacLeod

Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland – April 13, 2007 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, was the overall winner at the annual Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition. The event honours the memory of the great Seaforth’s pipe-major, whose compositions the competitors have to play. It is the sixth time that McCallum has won the overall prize, which is determined by the Piobaireachd and the MSR event. Judges for all events were Iain MacFadyen, Angus MacLellan and John Wilson.

1st Willie McCallum, “Queen Elizabeth II’s Salute”
2nd Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland, “Lament for the Rowan Tree”
3rd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “Queen Elizabeth II’s Salute”
4th Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland, “Cronan Corrievrechan”

1st Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “The Brig of Feugh,” “Argyllshire Gathering,” “Susan MacLeod,” “Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “The Cockerel in the Creel,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker, “The Man From Skye,” “John Patterson’s Mare”
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Angus MacColl


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