September 01, 2023

Inverness Day 2: Callum Beaumont wins Clasp; B-MSR goes to Campbell Wilson; Fred Morrison takes the P/A HP&J

Inverness, Scotland – September 1, 2023 – The second day of the Northern Meeting returned again to Eden Court Theatre, and it was Callum Beaumont of St. Andrew’s, Scotland, who won the Clasp, the biggest prize of the event. It was his fifth time winning the coveted award (2012, ’15, ’18, ’19)

Campbell Wilson of Wellington, New Zealand, won the B-Grade MSR, assuring a move into A-Grade light music, while the A- and B-Grade Hornpipe & Jig competitions were won by Fred Morrison and Bradley Parker, respectively.

[Here are all of the orders-of-play for the 2023 Northern Meeting.]

Callum Beaumont

Clasp (23 competed, for previous winners of a Highland Society of London Gold Medal, 23 competed and submitted six tunes from a long list of piobaireachds set by the Piobaireachd Society to be used for the next several years)
1st Callum Beaumont, “The Phantom Piper of Corrieyarrick”
2nd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “Lament for the Laird of Anapool”
3rd Jamie Forrester, Haddington, Scotland, “The Rout of the Lowland Captain”
4th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, “The Unjust Incarceration”
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Nameless – Cherede Darieva”
Judges: Judges: Alan Forbes, Colin MacLellan, John Wilson

Also competing: Chris Armstrong, Glasgow; Glenn Brown, Glasgow; Angus D. MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland; Brian Donaldson, Lexington, Virginia; Stuart Easton, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Alex Gandy; Andrew Hayes, Ottawa; Alasdair Henderson, Edinburgh; Nick Hudson, Houston; Finlay Johnston, Glasgow; Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario; Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow; Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland; Peter McCalister, Dunblane, Scotland; Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland; Fred Morrison, Bishopton, Scotland; Connor Sinclair, Crieff, Scotland; Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland; and Greg Wilson, New Zealand.

Campbell Wilson with the B-Grade MSR trophy.

B-Grade March Strathspey & Reel
1st Campbell Wilson
2nd Brodie Watson-Massey, Edinburgh
3rd Kris Coyle, Northern Ireland
4th Cameron May, Lesmahagow, Scotland
5th Bradley Parker, Milngavie, Scotland
Judges: Murray Henderson, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Niall Matheson

Also competing: Fraser Allison, Balfron, Scotland; Ruairidh Brown, Dunblane, Scotland; Sandy Cameron; Finlay Cameron; Alan Clark, Aberdeen, Scotland; John Dew; Jacob Dicker; Andrew Donlon; Bobby Durning; Jamie Elder; Andrew Ferguson; Eddie Gaul, Dundee, Scotland; Andrew Hall, Glasgow; Eirean Iannetta-Mackay; Zephan Knickel; Anna Kummerlow; Dan Lyden; John MacDonald, Aberdeen, Scotland; Angus MacPhee; Peter McCalister; Christopher McLeish, Glasgow; James McPetrie, Aboyne, Scotland; Craig Muirhead, Stirling, Scotland; Matt Pantaleoni; Jack Williamson, Topeka, Kansas; Greig Wilson, Cardenden, Scotland; and Callum Wynd, Dunblane, Scotland

Premier- and A-Grade Hornpipe & Jig
1st Fred Morrison, Bishopton, Scotland
2nd Nick Hudson, Houston
3rd Angus D. MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
4th Seumas Coyne, Glendale, California
5th Calum Brown, Petercoulter, Scotland
Judges: Bruce Hitchings, Iain MacFadyen., Malcolm McRae

Also competing: Chris Armstrong; Callum Beaumont; Andrea Boyd; Gordon Bruce; Greig Canning; Andrew Carlisle; Gordon Conn; Brian Donaldson; Cameron Drummond; Ben Duncan; Stuart Easton; Michael Fitzhenry; Jamie Forrester; Alex Gandy; Bruce Gandy; Steven Gray; Jonathon Greenlees; Andrew Hayes; Jenny Hazzard; Alasdair Henderson; Liam Kernaghan; Steven Leask; Alastair Lee; Ian K. MacDonald; Cameron MacDougall; Peter MacGregor; James MacHattie; James MacKenzie; Roddy MacLeod; Ben McClamrock; Sean McKeown; Ashley McMichael; Derek Midgley; Sarah Muir; John Mulhearn; John Mulhearn; Ciaren Ross; Connor Sinclair; Innes Smith; Iain Speirs; Niall Stewart; Darach Urquhart; Calum Watson; and Greg Wilson

B-Grade Hornpipe & Jig
1st Bradley Parker
2nd Jack Williamson, Topeka, Kansas
3rd Brodie Watson-Massey
4th Campbell Wilson
5th John Dew
Judges: Ian Duncan, Bill Wotherspoon

Also competing: Fraser Allison; Ruairidh Brown; Sandy Cameron; Finlay Cameron; Alan Clark; Kris Coyle; Jacob Dicker; Andrew Donlon; Bobby Durning; Jamie Elder; Andrew Ferguson; Eddie Gaul; Andrew Hall; Eireann Iannetta-Mackay; Zephan Knickel; Anna Kummerlow; Dan Lyden; John MacDonald; Angus MacPhee; Cameron May; Peter McCalister; Christopher McLeish; James McPetrie; Craig Muirhead; Matt Pantaleoni; Greig Wilson; and Callum Wynd.






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