August 31, 2008

Greenlees wins Dunvegan Medal; Walker in great form at Skye

Portree, Scotland – August 5, 2008 – Jonathan Greenlees of Lisburn, Northern Ireland, was the winner of the Dunvegan Medal, becoming the first piper from that country ever to capture the piobaireachd award. The contest requires pipers to submit tunes composed by or connected with the legendary MacCrimmon dynasty.
Dunvegan Medal
1st Jonathan Greenlees, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
2nd Tracey Williams, New Zealand
3rd Ian Marshall, Oban, Scotland
4th Fiona Manson, New Zealand
5th John-Angus Smith, London
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen
1st Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland, “Lament for MacSwan of Roiag”
2nd Naill Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
3rd Dr. Angus MacDonald, Portree, Scotland
Judges:  Alan Forbes, Iain Morrison, Malcolm McRae

2/4 March
1st Naill Stewart
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd DonNeil MacRitchie, Glasgow
4th Fraser Wylie, Glasgow
5th Dr. Angus MacDonald
Strathspay & Reel 
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Simon McKerrell
3rd Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario
4th DonNeil MacRitchie
5th John Mulhearn, Glasgow
6/8 March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Naill Stewart
3rd Dr. Angus MacDonald
4th John-Angus Smith
5th Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
Judges: Dugald MacNeill, Iain Morrison
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Glenn Brown
3rd Niall Stewart
4th P-M Michael Gray, Edinburgh
5th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
Judges: Dugald MacNeill, Iain Morrison


  1. I see the name DonNeil MacRitchie appearing in winners list at the Portree Games (and other competitions lately). He is listed as Glasgow. If this is the same DonNeil MacRitchie I heard play in the Stornoway Town Hall, around 2000-01, in a juniors” recital night



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