October 31, 2005

McCallum perfect at Glenfiddich

Blair Atholl, Scotland – October 29, 2005 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, made it a record eight overall titles by winning both events at the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships at the Duke of Atholl’s house.

1st Willie McCallum, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
2nd Greg Wilson, New Zealand, “Donald Gruamach’s March”
2nd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
5th Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “The Old Men of the Shells”
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Gavin Stoddart, Andrew Wright

1st Willie McCallum, “Captain Campbell of Drumavoisk,” “Dora MacLeod,” “Lt. Col. DJS Murray”
2nd Angus MacColl, “John MacFadyen of Melfort,” “Cabar Feidh,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
3rd Murray Henderson, “Crags of Stirling,” “Shepherd’s Crook,” “John Morrison, Assynt House”
4th P-M Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland, “Argyllshire Gathering,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “The Sheepwife”
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Donald MacLellan of Rothesay,” “Arniston Castle,” “The Smith of Chilliehassie”
Judges: James Banks, Angus J. MacLellan, Iain Morrison

Also playing but not in the prizes were John Cairns, London, Ontario; Euan MacCrimmon, Skye, Scotland; and Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland.

Annie Grant of Strachur, Scotland, was awarded the Balvenie Medal for her lifetime of service to piping.


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