March 31, 2003

Uist & Barra Overall Goes to McCallum

Glasgow – March 8, 2003 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, got his 2003 competition season off to a good start by winning the piobaireachd event, coming second in the light music, and taking the overall award at the annual Uist & Barra Solo Piping Competition at the National Piping Centre.

The competition has traditionally been the start of the solo season, and over the last decade taken an invitational format, generally reserving spots only for pipers in the senior class.

1st Willie McCallum, “The Daughter’s Lament”
2nd Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “The Big Spree”
3rd Robert Wallace, Glasgow, “Lament for Mary MacLeod”
4th Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, “The Old Men of the Shells”
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “The Prince’s Salute”
Judges: Angus J. MacLellan, Andrew Wright

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Angus MacColl, Oban, “71st Highlanders,” “Shepherd’s Crook,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Gordon Walker, Cumnock
5th John Angus Smith, London
Judges: Jimmy Young, Willie Morrison


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