Published: March 31, 2009

Duncan Johnstone contest commemorates late, great piper

Glasgow – March 21, 2009 – The annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Solo Piping Competition was held again at the National Piping Centre, with pipers graded “B” and “C” by the Competing Pipers Association vying for prizes. With two seconds, John Mulhearn of Glasgow was the most consistent winner in the B-Grade events, while Ashleigh Bell of Muir of Ord, Scotland, won the B-Grade Piobaireachd and the C-Grade MSR.
 
B-Grade
Piobaireachd – Barbara Gillies Trophy
1st Ashleigh Bell, “The Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd John Mulhearn, Glasgow, “Tulloch Ard”
3rd David Wilton, Glasgow, “The Piper’s Warning to His Master”
4th Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “The Lament for the Children”
5th Iain Marshall, Oban, “The MacKays’ Banner”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Iain Speirs
 
MSR – 1745 Association Trophy
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd John Mulhearn
3rd Faye Henderson
4th James MacPhee, Glasgow
5th Derek Midgley, Maryland
Judges: Willie McCallum, Angus J. MacLellan
 
C-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Craig Muirhead
2nd Peter McAlister
3rd Jonathan Graham
4th Greig Wilson
5th Andrew Travers
Judges: Tom Speirs, James Murray
 
MSR
1st Ashleigh Bell
2nd Gary Carruthurs
3rd Andrew Travers
4th Greig Wilson
5th Jean Morrison
Judges: Brian Donaldson, Willie Morrison
 
Jig – Keepers of the Quaich Trophy
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Gordon Bruce
4th Gary Carruthurs
5th Jonathan Graham
Judges: Willie McCallum, Willie Morrison

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