August 31, 2011

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.




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