Published: August 31, 2009

Bretons gather up prizes at Lonach

Lonach, Scotland – August 23, 2009 – Twenty-one pipers competed in the senior events at the Lonach Highland Games, where there was strong Breton success from Xavier Boderiou and Alex Meunier. Simon McKerrell of Lenzie, Scotland, won the special contest for tunes composed by William Grant. Jim Stevenson, who was third in the event, is the grandson of William Grant.
 
 
 
 
 
Piobaireachd
1st Xavier Boderiou
2nd Stuart Easton New Zealand
3rd William Nichols, Blaine, Washington
4th Innes Smith, Stirling, Scotland
5th Alexis Meunier
6th Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
Judges: Jack Taylor, Duncan Watson
 
March
1st Alexis Meunier
2nd Allan Russell
3rd Simon McKerrell
4th Chris Gibb, Edinburgh
5th Lyric Todkill, Houston
6th Stuart Easton
 
Strathspey & Reel
1st Allan Russell
2nd Alexis Meunier
3rd Simon McKerrell
4th Chris Gibb
5th Lyric Todkill
6th William Nichols.
 
William Grant Composition
1st Simon McKerrell, “The Lonach Gathering”
2nd Stuart Easton”The Lonach Gathering”
3rd Jim Stevenson, “The Lonach Gathering”
 
Jim Hamilton, Ian Duncan and Bill Fraser judged the light music events.

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