Published: February 29, 2008

Willie McCallum wins Metro Cup

Newark, New Jersey – February 16, 2008 – The annual Metro Cup Solo Piping Competition was won by Willie McCallum (pictured right) of Bearsden, Scotland, whose first in the Medley and second in the Piobaireachd were enough to take the aggregate prize. Andrew MacPhail of Ontario won both amateur events to take the P-M George Bell Trophy.

The event is organized by the Metro New York Branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, and some professional competitors’ travel is sponsored by pipe bands that also use them in private workshops.


1st Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, “The Phantom Piper of the Corrieyarick”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
4th Alastair Dunn, Glasgow
5th Alen Tully, Dublin

1st Willie McCallum
2nd Alastair Dunn
3rd Jack Lee
4th Bruce Gandy
5th Alen Tully

Both events were judged by Jim McGillivray, James Stack and Gavin Stoddart


1st Andrew MacPhail, Ontario
2nd Peter McCalister
3rd Brian Dodge
4th Chris Lorince
5th Mark Elliott
Judge: Jack Lee

1st Andrew MacPhail
2nd Justin Celek
3rd Peter McCalister
4th Brian Dodge
5th Robert Durning
Judge: Terry Tully



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