August 05, 2015

Drummond enjoys a triple at Skye

Cameron Drummond

Portree, Skye, Scotland – August 4-5, 2015 – Cameron Drummond of Edinburgh won the Dunvegan Medal at the annual Skye Gathering against a strong field of some 33 solo pipers. He then proceeded to win the Colonel Jock MacDonald Clasp for former winners of the Dunvegan Medal and the overall aggregate title. Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod and Andrew Carlisle took home the light music firsts. The piobaireachd events celebrate the music accredited to or closely associated with the MacCrimmon dynasty of pipers from Skye with a prescribed list of tunes from which competitors can choose their submissions.

Dunvegan Medal (28 competed)
1st Cameron Drummond, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
2nd Alasdair Henderson, Glasgow, “Rory McLoude’s Lament”
3rd Darach Urquhart, Glasgow, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
4th Jamie Forrester, London, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
5th Colin Campbell, Inverness, Scotland, “Too Long In This Condition”
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Iain Morrison, Dugald MacNeill

Colonel Jock MacDonald Clasp (10 competed, for past winners of the Dunvegan Medal)
1st Cameron Drummond, “Rory McLoude’s Lament”
2nd Bill Geddes, Bridge of Allan, Scotland, “Lament for MacSwan of Roaig”
3rd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Jamie Forrester
5th Andrew Hall, London

Strathspey & Reel
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Callum Beaumont
3rd Derek Midgley, New Jersey
4th Michael Elder
5th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh

6/8 Marches
1st Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Colin Campbell
4th John-Angus Smith, London
5th Jamie Forrester
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

1st Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
2nd John-Angus Smith
3rd Derek Midgley
4th Andrew Hall
5th Decker Forrest
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

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