Published: February 28, 2005

Wagner marches to victory at Arthur Gillies Memorial contest

Castle Weikersheim, Germany – February 5, 2005 – The second annual Arthur Gillies Memorial took place at the Music Academy of the Castle Weikersheim in southern Germany where Gillies had been conducting courses until his death in 2003.

The event combined a memorial competition with two lectures and a recital by judges Colin MacLellan and Jenny Hazzard.

The Piobaireachd event, reserved for those graded B or C by the Competing Pipers Association (CPA), is the first CPA-graded competition on the European mainland. Nearly fifteen competitors had signed up, in the majority from Germany with one competitor from the Netherlands.

Piobaireachd (James Campbell of Kilberry Trophy)
1st Stefan Wagner, Germany
2nd William Brown
3rd Klaus Linhart

MSR (P-M Angus Lawrie Cup)
1st Andreas Hambsch
2nd Stefan Wagner
3rd Klaus Linhart

The Arthur G. Gillies Memorial Quaich for the overall winner went to Stefan Wagner. Prizes were sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes and Inveran Bagpipes. The Bagpipes Association of Germany covered part of the expenses, and the event was organized and run by the well known piper from Germany, Martin Kessler.

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