Roddy MacLeod Wins Overall at London
London, England – November 4, 2000 – Greg Wilson of Falkirk, Scotland, won the Bratach Gorm (Blue Banner) for piobaireachd at the annual Scottish Society of London competitions at Glaziers’ Hall here today. Roddy MacLeod of Glasgow, Scotland, won the Open Piobaireachd for the seventh time in his still young career, while Willie McCallum , Bearsden, Scotland, took the Former Winners March, Strathspey & Reel.
Interestingly, McCallum was second in the Open Piobaireachd for the sixth time in his career, and he has never won the event.
MacLeod won the trophy for the overall champion at the event.
London is considered the kick-off event for the new piping season. By merit of his win in the Bratach, Wilson gains an automatic invite to the 2001 Glenfiddich Championship in October.
Bratach Gorm (reserved for winners of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal or select other events)
1st Greg Wilson, “Scarce of Fishing”
2nd Colin MacLellan, Glasgow, “The Red Speckled Bull”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, “The Old Men of the Shells”
4th Willie McCallum, “In Praise of Morag”
Gillies Cup Open Piobaireachd
1st Roddy Macleod, “Battle of Auldearn No. 2”
2nd Willie McCallum, “My King Has Landed in Moidart”
3rd Greg Wilson, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
Former Winners MSR
1st Willie McCallum, “Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling,” “Dora MacLeod,” “The Man From Glengarry”
2nd Gordon Walker, Glasgow
3rd Roddy MacLeod
Strachan Cup MSR
1st Margaret Houlihan, Ireland
1st Gordon Walker
J.B. Robertson March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Willie McCallum
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