February 06, 2016

All-star lineup prepping for Uist & Barra

Nearly every major UK solo contest prizewinner in 2015 has confirmed attendance at the annual Uist & Barra Invitational Solo Piping Competition on March 5th at the College of Piping. Fifteen of the world’s best will vie for awards in the Piobaireachd, MSR and Hornpipe & Jig events throughout the day:

  • Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow, Scotland
  • Glenn Brown, Glasgow
  • Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
  • Bill Geddes, Glasgow
  • Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
  • Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
  • Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
  • Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
  • Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
  • Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
  • Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
  • Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
  • Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
  • Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
  • Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland

Last year’s Uist & Barra saw Faye Henderson, Gordon Walker and Alasdair Henderson win the Piobaireachd, MSR and Hornpipe & Jig events, respectively.

The Uist & Barra is traditionally the first significant solo event of the UK season, and its history goes back almost a century. The competition is put on by the Glasgow Uist & Barra Association.

Tickets are available in advance from the College of Piping and are priced at £12.

Judges for each of the three events are Ian Duncan, Stuart Shedden and Andrew Wright.





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