Updated: Hawke wins Gold Medal at Oban
Oban, Scotland – August 22, 2007 –Oban, Scotland – August 22, 2007 – Richard Hawke of New Zealand (pictured) was awarded the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering today. It was the first Gold Medal for Hawke, who has been in the Medla prize lists several times at both the Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meeting.
1st Richard Hawke, New Zealand, “Rory MacLoude’s Lament”
2nd Naill Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
3rd Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand
4th Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow, “Rory MacLoude’s Lament”
5th Douglas Murray, Fife, Scotland
Judges: John Wilson, John MacDougall, Ronald Clarke
In the Senior Piobaireachd, which is restricted to previous winners of at least one of the Gold Medals from Oban or Inverness/Aviemore, Gordon Walker of Moscow, Scotland, prevailed.
1st Gordon Walker, “The Bells of Perth”
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “Lament for the Duke of Hamilton”
3rd Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, “The Red Speckled Bull”
4th Greg Wilson, New Zealand, “Good Health To You, Donald”
Judges: Ronald Lawrie, Jack Taylor, Malcolm McRae
The highly competitive Silver Medal contest was won by James Beaumont of Bo’ness, Scotland. In general, a piper must win one of the Silver Medals to compete in the Gold Medal events.
1st James Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
2nd Colin Clansey, CFB Petawawa, Ontario
3rd Margaret Dunn, Glasgow
4th Andrew Douglas, Syracuse, New York
5th Willie McIntyre, Glasgow
Judges: Angus J. MacLellan, Tom Speirs, Neill Mulvie
1st Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
2nd Jamie Hawke, New Zealand
3rd Fraser Wylie, Campbeltown, Scotland
4th Daniel Johnstone
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Andrew Wright
Former Winners MSR (twice through)
1st Alasdair Gillies, “David Ross,” “Inveraray Castle,” “Broadford Bay”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Gordon Walker
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Willie Morrison, Bob Worrall
Keep watching pipes\drums for further results from the Argyllshire Gathering as they are announced.
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