October 31, 2004

Willie McCallum perfect at Glenfiddich

Blair Atholl, Scotland – October 30, 2004 – While Jim Kilpatrick was breaking his own record for World Solo Drumming Championships, Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, was doing the same at the Glenfiddich Invitational Piping Championships securing his record seventh title in fine style by winning both the piobaireachd and light music events.

Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, and Roddy MacLeod of Cumbernauld, Scotland, ranked second and third overall, respectively.

1st Willie McCallum, “The Big Spree”
2nd Angus MacColl, “Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, “The Old Men of the Shells”
4th Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
5th Jack Lee, Surrey, Canada, “Craigellachie”
Judges: Angus Maclellan, Iain Morrison, Andrew Wright

1st Willie McCallum, “Duchess of Edinburgh,” “Dora MacLeod,” “John MacKechnie”
2nd Angus MacColl, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “Susan MacLeod,” “Rejected Suitor”
3rd Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland, “Elspeth Campbell,” “Tulloch Castle,” “John Morrison of Assynt House”
4th Roddy MacLeod, “The Clan MacColl,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “The Smith of Chilliehassie”
5th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “Abercairney Highlanders,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Willie Murray”
Judges: Walter Cowan, Malcolm McRae, Jimmy Young

Also competing but not in the prizes were Bruce Gandy, Halifax, Canada; Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland; and Iain Speirs, Edinburgh.

By winning the Glenfiddich, Willie McCallum gains an invitation to the 2005 contest.

The Glenfiddich Championship is held ion the Great Hall of Blair Atholl Castle, the home of the Duke of Atholl.


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