August 31, 2007

Updated: Brown wins Dunvegan Medal; McKerrell: Clasp

Portree, Skye – August 7-8, 2007 – Glenn Brown of Milton, Ontario, (pictured) won the Dunvegan Medal for Piobaireachd at the Portree Games at the Skye Gathering Hall. Simon McKerrell of Glasgow gained the Clasp, in the contest reserved for previous winners of the Dunvegan Medal.

In the piobaireachd events, competitors must submit tunes from a list of MacCrimmon-related tunes set by the games committee.

Clasp (five competed)
1st Simon McKerrell, “Rory Mcleod’s Lament”
2nd Naill Stewart
3rd Dr. Angus MacDonald, Skye
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Iain MacFadyen, Ronnie Lawrie

Dunvegan Medal (29 competed)
1st Glenn Brown, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
2nd Andrew Hall,
3rd Gareth Rudolph, Glasgow
4th John Angus Smith, Glasgow
5th Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Iain MacFadyen, Alan Forbes

1st Dr Angus MacDonald
2nd Finlay Johnstone
3rd Fraser Wylie
4th Niall Stewart
5th Simon McKerrell
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Iain MacFadyen, Dugald MacNeil

Strathspey & Reel
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Gareth Rudolph
4th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
5th Dr. Angus MacDonald
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Iain MacFadyen, Dugald MacNeil


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