Ferguson soaks up Aboyne glory

Published: August 3, 2014
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Gavin Ferguson

Aboyne, Scotland – August 2, 2014 – Gavin Ferguson had a fine day in the senior solo piping at the Aboyne Games, where 16 competed on a dry morning but rainy in the afternoon.

Piobaireachd
1st Allan Russell, “Lament for the Only Son”
2nd Gavin Ferguson, “The Groat”
3rd Anna Kummerlow, “Corrienessan’s Salute”
4th Craig Sutherland, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
Judges: Ronald Clark, Norman Mathieson, Malcolm McRae

March
1st Gavin Ferguson
2nd Greig Canning
3rd Allan Russell
4th Craig Sutherland
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bill Wotherspoon

Strathspey & Reel
1st Greig Canning
2nd Gavin Ferguson
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Allan Russell
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bill Wotherspoon

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Craig Sutherland
2nd Robert Gibb
3rd Ursa Beckford
4th Allan Russell
Judges: Duncan Watson, Bill Wotherspoon

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