April 30, 2005

Willie McCallum overall winner of Highlands & Islands

Oban, Scotland – April 29-30, 2005 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, was the aggregate winner at the invitational Highlands & Island Solo Piping Competitions by virtue of his win in the Piobaireachd event. Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, won both light-music first-prizes at his local event.

1st Willie McCallum, “MacNeill of Barra’s March”
2nd Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Park Piobaireachd No. 2”
3rd Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “The Old Men of The Shells”
4th Angus MacColl, “In Praise of Morag”
Judges: Tom Speirs, Jimmy Young, Iain MacFadyen

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Angus MacColl, “Mrs. John MacColl,” “Maggie Cameron,” “The Sound of Sleat”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Gordon Walker
4th Stuart Liddell
Judges: Jimmy Young, Tom Speirs

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Angus MacColl, “Lucy Cassidy,” “Lochaber 2000”
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Willie McCallum
4th (equal) Donald MacPhee, Niall Stewart
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Ronnie Lawrie


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