Henderson in command at Cupar

Published: July 31, 2010
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Cupar, Scotland – July 4, 2010 – Alasdair Henderson of Dunoon, Scotland, enjoyed three firsts and a third prize at the Cupar games. While the Highland dancing competitions were cancelled because of the heavy rain, the piping went on regardless. Eleven played in the senior events.

Piobaireachd
1st Keith Bowes, “Mrs. MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute”
2nd Derek Midgley, “MacDougall’s Gathering”
3rd Alasdair Henderson, “The Big Spree”
4th John Mulhearn “The King’s Taxes”
5th Mael Sicard, “I am Proud to Play the Pipe”
6th Greg Wilson

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Andrew Wright

March
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd David Shedden
3rd Greg Wilson
4th Gavin Ferguson
5th Keith Bowes
6th John Mulhearn

Judge: Lawrie Gillespie

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd David Shedden
3rd Derek Midgley
4th Gavin Ferguson
5th Keith Bowes
6th John Mulhearn

Judge: Lawrie Gillespie

Jig
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Greg Wilson
4th John Mulhearn
5th David Shedden
6th Keith Bowes

Judge: Lawrie Gillespie

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