Todd Bar Recital Challenge contestants revealed

Published: May 30, 2013
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The performers for the annual Lord Todd Piping Recital Challenge at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on Thursday, August 15th, have been announced by organizer Willie McCallum.

Callum Beaumont, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl and Gordon Walker will make up the bill for the eleventh year of the event, which has established itself as one of the world’s most popular solo piping competitions, regularly packing the venue with a standing-room-only crowd that spills onto the outside patio of the stowed-out bar.

General admission tickets are priced at £12 and already available online.

Beaumont, who at the age of 24 has already won a Highland Society of London Gold Medal and the Clasp at Inverness, appears in the event for the first time, while Liddell, MacColl and Walker have played in it multiple times. Liddell and Walker have each won it twice, while MacColl holds the record with six victories.

Walker is the reigning champion.

The competition calls for each piper to play for a maximum of 30 minutes, required to include at least one competition-style March, Strathspey & Reel and the ground of a piobaireachd. The winner is determined by a secret panel of judges selected by McCallum, interspersed in the audience.

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