March 31, 2004

San Fransisco recital-contest won by McCallum

San Francisco – March 27, 2004 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, continued his successful 2004 solo piping campaign by winning the annual Dan Reid Memorial Invitational event.

It was the first time in the event’s 10-year history that Bill Livingstone of Whitby, Ontario, did not attend. Criteria for invitation to the event are not widely known. The event is described as a “recital challenge,” and has been judged every year by Archie Cairns.

Tunes – many of which are obscure – specifically set for the competition are assigned to competitors to play.

Masters Recital Challenge events

1st Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland, “Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum, “The Stirlingshire Militia,” “P-M John Stewart,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “Monymusk,” “Roddy MacDonald’s Fancy,” “Sandy Cameron.”
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Roddy MacLeod

1st Willie McCallum, “The Judge’s Dilemma,” “Finger Control”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
3rd Roddy MacLeod

1st Willie McCallum, “The Edinburgh Piobaireachd”
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh

Cameron-Gillies Recital Challenge events

6/8 March
1st Jori Chisholm, Seattle,
2nd Andrew Bonar, Vancouver
3rd James MacHattie, Toronto

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Jori Chisholm
2nd James MacHattie

1st Jori Chisholm
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd James MacHattie


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