Published: May 31, 2001

Willie McCallum Sweeps San Francisco Event

San Fransisco, California – May 20, 2001 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, continued his 2001 success by sweeping all three segments at the annual Dan Reid Memorial in San Francisco, California.

Participants in the event had to perform a variety of set material selected in advance, amounting to about 45 minutes of playing. A black tie affair held at the St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, the Dan Reid Memorial is largely attended by the city’s upper-crust.

Piobaireachd
1st Willie McCallum, “The Big Spree”
2nd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
3rd Michael Rogers, Laurel, Maryland

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushal,” “The Top of Craigvenow,” “Dora MacLeod,” “McAllister’s Dirk,” “Lt. Col. D.J.S. Murray”
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Greg Wilson, Falkirk, Scotland

Jig/Hornpipe
1st Willie McCallum, “Donald MacLean,” “The Man from Skye”
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Greg Wilson

Also playing in the senior events was Bill Livingstone of Whitby, Ontario.

In the lower grade “Cameron/Gillies Championship,” Iain Speirs of Edinburgh, Scotland, won both the piobaireachd and light music sections against Andrew Hayes, Nepean, Ontario, and Hector MacDonald, Unionville, Ontario.

All events were judged by Jack Taylor, Angus MacLellan, and Archie Cairns.

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