Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland – August 9, 2017 – While most of the piping world was fixated on Piping Live! and the World Pipe Band Championships, six solo pipers were vying for the 51st annual Silver Chanter invitational piobaireachd competition in the drawing room of Dunvegan Castle, where Cameron Drummond of Edinburgh was the winner, playing “The Battle of Waternish.”
The competition commemorates piobaireachds attributed to or strongly associated with the MacCrimmon piping dynasty of Skye.
Also competing were Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow, Scotland (“Lament for the Children”); Finlay Johnston, Glasgow (“Lament for the Earl of Antrim”); Derek Midgley, New Jersey (“Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”); Ian K. MacDonald, Aurora, Ontario (“Lament for Mary MacLeod”); Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow (“Lament for MacSwan of Roiag”).
The competition is sponsored by the William Grant Foundation and was judged by Malcolm McRae.