April 05, 2013

Beaumont wins MacLeod Memorial after three-way tie

Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland – April 5, 2013 – Callum Beaumont emerged the aggregate winner of the 20th annual Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition in his first win at the event that honours the great piper’s career and compositions.

Beaumont tied with Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, and Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland. The result of the Piobaireachd event, which Beaumont won, determined the prize. The list from the Hornpipe & Jig contest does not factor into the overall award.

1st Callum Beaumont, “Queen Elizabeth II’s Salute”
2nd Angus McColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Caber Feidh Gu Brath”
3rd  Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Roderick MacDonald’s Salute”
4th Stuart Liddell, “A Son’s Salute to His Parents”

1st Willie McCallum, “The Glasgow-Skye Association Centenary Gathering,” “John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage,” “Sandy MacPherson,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch,” “The Ferryman,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Stuart Liddell, “The Duke of Roxburgh’s Farewell to the Blackmount Forest,” “P-M J. McWilliams,” “Atholl Cummers,” “Catlodge,” “John Morrison, Assynt House,” “Drumlithie”
3rd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, “Mrs. Duncan MacFadyen,” “Kantara to El Arish,” “Glentruim,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “Kildonan,” “Broadford Bay”
4th Iain Speirs, “The Knightswood Ceilidh,” “The Duchess of Edinburgh,” “Sandy MacPherson,” “Maggie Cameron,” “Roderick MacDonald,” “Bessie McIntyre”

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell, “The Blue Lagoon,” “Biddy From Sligo”
2nd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow, “Joe McGann’s Fiddle,” “The Curlew”
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland, “Ina MacKenzie,” “The Mill in the Glen”
4th Angus McColl, “Lucy Cassidy,” “Skye”




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