March 31, 2002

Uist & Barra Overall Prize Goes to McCallum

Glasgow – March 2, 2002 – The first major solo piping competition of the year, the Uist & Barra, kicked off the 2002 season, with Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, winning the overall prize and Stuart Shedden of Glasgow taking the piobaireachd event.

1st Stuart Shedden, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
2nd Brian Donaldson, Fife, “The Bells of Perth”
3rd Niall Matheson, Inverness, “Battle Auldearn No. 2”
4th Willie McCallum, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
5th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, “Nameless – Hiharin Odin Hiharin Dro”
Judges: John Wilson, Gavin Stoddart

Fourteen were invited and 12 played.

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum, “Captain Campbell of Drumavoisk,” “Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “Man from Glengarry”
2nd Graeme Roy, Inverness, “Inveran,” “Dora MacLeod,” “DJS Murray”
3rd Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, “91st Highlanders at Modder River,” “Delvinside,” “Kalabakan”
4th Brian Donaldson, “Alfred E. Milne,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “The Sheepwife”
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Royal Scottish Pipers Society,” “Arniston Castle,” “Loch Carron”
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Iain MacLellan

Sixteen were invited for the light music and 14 played.

Others playing but not in the prize lists were Chris Armstrong, Bathgate; Gordon Walker, Glasgow; Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow; Douglas Murray, Fife; John Angus Smith, England.

Allan MacDonald, Glasgow, withdrew from the event and Angus MacColl, Benderloch, apparently had car trouble.


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