May 26, 2024

Cameron, Leask, Duncan, Watson-Massey take the top prizes at Blair Atholl

Brodie Watson-Massey with the B-Grade Piobaireachd trophy from the Atholl Gathering.

Blair Atholl, Scotland – May 26, 2024 – The top prizes were split between Sandy Cameron (Premier/A-Grade Piobaireachd), Steven Leask (Open MSR), and Ben Duncan (Open Hornpipe & Jig) at the annual Atholl Gathering, held on the grounds of Blair Castle. Edinburgh’s Brodie Watson-Massey also had a great day, winning the B-Grade Piobaireachd and prizes in both Open light music events. Nearly 80 solo pipers competed. The Open light music had four heats, the top-four competitors players from each going through to the final.

Premier / A-Grade
1st Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland
2nd Calum Brown, Aberdeen, Scotland
3rd Steven Leask, Glasgow
4th Cameron May, Lesmahagow, Scotland
5th Eireann Iannetta-Mackay, Glasgow
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Logan Tannock

1st Brodie Watson-Massey, Edinburgh, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
2nd Andrew Ferguson, Dollar, Scotland
3rd Bobby Allan, Moodiesburn, Scotland
4th Dan Nevans, Glasgow
5th John MacDonald
Judges: Niall Matheson, Robert Wallace

1st Calum Dunbar, Glasgow
2nd Lewis Maxwell, Alva, Scotland
3rd Melissa Jeffrey
4th Catriona Norman
5th Scott McCaskill, Kelty, Scotland
Judges: Murray Henderson, Willie Morrison

1st Steven Leask
2nd Sarah Muir
3rd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
4th Angus MacPhee, Inverness, Scotland
5th Brodie Watson-Massey
Judges: Robert Barnes, Ian Duncan

Fraser Allison, Keith Bowes, Callum Brown, Sandy Cameron, Jamie Forrester, Luke Kennedy, Angus MacPhee, John McElmurray, Christopher McLeish, Andrew Smith, and Callum Wynd also competed in the final.

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ben Duncan
2nd Callum Brown
3rd Callum Wynd, Stirling, Scotland
4th Brodie Watson-Massey
5th Sarah Muir
Judges: Peter Hunt, Ronnie McShannon

Also competing in the final: Bobby Allen, Fraser Allison, Scott Armstrong, Keith Bowes, Sandy Cameron, Ben Duncan, Andrew Hall, Steven Leask, Gregor MacDonald, Lewis Maxwell, Cameron May, and Christopher McLeish.





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