Updated: Roddy MacLeod wins Silver Chanter
Dunvegan, Skye – August 1, 2007 – Roddy MacLeod of Cumbernauld, Scotland, was awarded the Silver Chanter at Dunvegan Castle, the annual event that showcases piobaireachds composed by or connected to the MacCrimmon piping dynasty. He played “The Earl of Ross’s March.”
Other competitors and their tunes were Jack Lee, British Columbia, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”; Simon McKerrell, Glasgow, “Mrs. MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute”: Richard Hawke, New Zealand, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”; Euan MacCrimmon, Skye, “MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament”; Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Lament for the Children.”
It was the fourth Silver Chanter for MacLeod, who is director of the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Andrew Wright was the judge.
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