May 31, 2007

McCallum on top at Highlands & Islands

Oban, Scotland – May 4-5, 2007 – Two out of three events at the Highlands & Island Piping Competitions were won by Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, in a contest that saw a mix of senior-level pipers and up-and-coming younger players. The piobaireachd event was held on the Friday; the light music on Saturday.

1st Willie McCallum, “Lament for McSwan of Roaig”
2nd Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Nameless – Hiharin Dro O Dro”
3rd James Murray, Fife, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
4th Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “The Old Men of the Shells”
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson, Neil Mulvie

1st Willie McCallum, “Capt. Campbell of Drum A Voisk,” “Dora MacLeod,” “John McKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland
3rd Peter Hunt, Glasgow
4th Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd James Murray
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Ewan Deuar
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson


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