Updated: Walker wins his first Glenfiddich
Blair Atholl, Scotland – October 27, 2007 – Gordon Walker (pictured right) of Galston, Scotland, won his first Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship at the great hall of Blair Castle. Results from the Piobaireachd and MSR lists were varied, with Walker not winning either event, but his second and fourth prizes carried the day. Willie McCallum had been trying for a record ninth Glenfiddich Championship title, but settled for third overall. A pipe that didn’t stay in tune in the piobaireachd reportedly kept him from that list.
1st Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
2nd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Nameless – Cherede darievea”
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, “Craigellachie”
4th Gordon Walker, “The MacKays’ Banner”
5th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
Judges: John MacDougall, Jim McGillivray, Jack Taylor
1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “Captain Campbell of Drumavoisk,” “Dora Macleod,” Lt.-Col. D.J.S. Murray”
2nd Gordon Walker, “The Braes of Castle Grant,” “Cabar Feidh,” John Morrison, Assynt House”
3rd Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, “91st at Moddar River,” Susan MacLeod,” “The Sheepwife”
4th Angus MacColl, “MacLean of Pennycross,” Maggie Cameron,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
5th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “Abercairney Highlanders,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Willie Murray”
Judges: Walter Cowan, Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson
Also competing but not in the prizes were Richard Hawke of New Zealand and James Murray of Cupar, Scotland.