Updated: MacColl wins his first Silver Chanter
Dunvegan Scotland – August 3, 2011 – Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, was awarded the Silver Chanter, the annual invitational piobaireachd contest held at Dunvegan Castle in Skye. The tune he played was “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand.”
It was the first time that MacColl won the Silver Chanter.
Colin MacLellan was the judge and Colin Ross acted as Fear-an-Tighe for the evening.
Also competing were:
William Geddes, Glasgow, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
Dr. Angus MacDonald, Portree, Scotland, “The MacLeods’ Salute”
Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
The competition, held since 1966, celebrates the compositions attributed to or connected with the MacCrimmon dynasty of pipers from Skye.