McKerrell and Wallace on top of Airth
Airth, Scotland – July 28, 2007 – While most of Scotland’s pipers were at the European Championships, a good 15 soloists were toiling for prizes at the Airth Highland Games. Conditions were windy and blustery, and competitors were further challenged as a result of the board being placed adjacent to the games’ entrance, with a steady stream of public, photographers, dogs, babies, a tannoy pointed directly at the platform with constant commentary from the running races, the techno-bass music from the fairground rides more audible than most bass drones.
In the end Simon McKerrell of Glasgow won the light music events and Robert Wallace, also of Glasgow, took home the Andrew Paterson Memorial Trophy for and £250 for the piobaireachd.
1st Robert Wallace, Glasgow, “The Red Speckled Bull”
2nd Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
3rd Mark MacKenzie, Australia, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
4th Stuart Easton, New Zealand, “The Bicker”
1st Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
2nd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
3rd Neil Hall, Edinburgh
4th Stuart Easton
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Jenny Hazzard
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Roderick Weir, West Lothian
Andrew Wright judged every event.
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