September 30, 2002

Roddy MacLeod in Form at Gairloch Piping Festival

Gairloch, Scotland – September 27-29, 2002 – The 2nd annual Gairloch Piping Festival was a success for Roddy MacLeod of Cumbernauld, Scotland, who won both the major contests. The festival commemorates the music of Iain Dall Mackay, “The Blind Piper of Gairloch.”

The weekend included a recital on Septmeber 27 by Macleod and Gordon Walker of Glasgow, and a lecture by Bridget Mackenzie on the MacKays of Gairloch. The piobaireachd event called for tunes composed by Iain Dall MacKay.

1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Niall Matheson, Inverness
3rd Brendon Eade, Inverness
4th Duncan Watson, Aberdeen

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Niall Matheson
4th Brendon Eade

Judges for both events were John D. Burgess, John MacDougall, and Hugh MacCallum.


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