August 31, 2003

Springbank Goes To MacColl

Campbeltown, Scotland – August 9, 2003 – The fourth annual Kintyre Piping Society Springbank Invititational was held here at the Argyll Arms Hotel in this small west coast Argyllshire town. Angus MacColl, Oban; Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernbauld; and Willie McCallum, Bearsden shared in most of the spoils of victory.

The event is sponsored by Springbank Distillery, makers of a particularly fine malt whisky, and organized by the venerable Kintyre Piping Society.

1st Angus MacColl, “The MacFarlanes’ Gathering”
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Angus MacColl
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Gordon Walker, Cumnock

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Angus MacColl
4th Iain Speirs

Based on an aggregate total from results in the piobaireachd and MSR events, Angus MacColl was declared the overall champion.

All events were judged by John Burgess, Norman Gillies, and John McDougall.


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