Published: August 31, 2007

Updated: Roddy MacLeod wins Silver Chanter

Roddy MacLeod, winner of the 2007 Silver Chanter, tests if the hardware needs a bit of tape.[Photo: Derek Maxwell.]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.”

2007 Silver Chanter competitors (L-R): Simon McKerrell, Euan MacCrimmon, Angus MacColl, Roddy MacLeod, Richard Hawke, and Jack Lee. [Photo: Derek Maxwell.]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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