Beaumont out of the gate strong with win at U&B
Glasgow – March 5, 2016 – Callum Beaumont of Linlithgow, Scotland, was the overall winner of the annual Uist & Barra Invitational, the first major event of the Scottish solo piping year. The competition was held at the College of Piping.
1st Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow, Scotland, “The Phantom Piper of Corrieyarick”
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “The Rout of the Lowland Captain”
3rd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “”Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie”
4th Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland, “The Battle of Waternish”
5th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “The Old Men of the Shells” #1
1st Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
2nd Callum Beaumont
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Stuart Liddell
5th Alasdair Henderson
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Glenn Brown, Glasgow
4th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
5th Callum Beaumont
Judges for all event were Ian Duncan, Stuart Shedden and Andrew Wright.
Also playing but not in the prizes: Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh; Bill Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland; Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland; and Douglas Murray, Cardenden, Scotland. Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, played only in the Piobaireachd, as did Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland, but withdrew from the light music events.
Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, withdrew from the competition due to illness.