June 30, 2002

Third Kintyre Contest Goes To Gordon Walker

Campbeltown, Scotland – June 8, 2002 – Gordon Walker, Glasgow, was the overall winner at the 3rd annual Kintyre Piping Society invitational competition held at the Argyll Arms Hotel.

Walker won the March, Strathspey & Reel event, while Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, took the Piobaireachd contest and Chris Armstrong, Bathgate, Scotland, won the Hornpipe & Jig. Walker’s aggregate win stopped Willie McCallum’s run of two consecutive titles at the contest.

1st Roddy MacLeod, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
2nd Willie McCallum, “The Big Spree”
3rd Gordon Walker, “Lament for the Children”
4th Niall Mathieson, inverness, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”

1st Gordon Walker, “Crags of Stirling,” “Braes of Castle Grant,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “Smith of Chilliechassie,” “John Morrison Assynt House”
2nd Angus MacColl, Benderloch
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Chris Armstrong

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Chris Armstrong, “The Pipers Contoversy,” “Geese in the Bog”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Angus MacColl
4th Gordon Walker

1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum

Other’s competing were Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh, and Stuart Shedden, Glasgow.

The event is sponsored by local whisky distillers, Springbank.


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