Jack Lee wins Masters Solo Piping at Piping Live!
Glasgow – August 12, 2013 – The first competition event of the 2013 Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping was the Masters Invitational Solo Piping contest held at the National Piping Centre’s auditorium where Jack Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, emerged as the overall winner with a win in the MSR and a second-prize in the Piobaireachd, which Callum Beaumont won, just a few days after taking the Silver Chanter at Skye. Lee gains an invitation to the Glenfiddich Championship in October at Blair Atholl, Scotland. Invitation lists varied between the two events.
1st Callum Beaumont, “Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar”
2nd Jack Lee, “In Praise of Morag”
3rd Andrew Hayes, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
4th Angus MacColl, “The End of the Great Bridge”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Malcolm MacRae, Andrew Wright
Also competing in the Piobaireachd but not in the prizes: Glenn Brown, Brian Donaldson, Bruce Gandy, Faye Henderson, Finlay Johnston, Roddy Macleod, Donald MacPhee, Niall Mathieson, William McCallum, Fred Morrison, Niall Stewart and Gordon Walker.
1st Jack Lee, “The Marchioness of Tullibardine,” “The Islay Ball,” “The Little Cascade”
2nd Willie McCallum, ” Inveran,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gareloch,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
3rd Roddy MacLeod, “Lord Alexander Kennedy,” “Lady Loudon,” “Ca’ the Ewes”
4th Gordon Walker, “Braes of Castle Grant,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “Major David Manson”
Judges: James Banks, Ian Duncan, Ian MacFadyen
Also competing in the MSR but not in the prizes: Glenn Brown, Andrew Carlisle, Jori Chisholm, Brian Donaldson, Cameron Drummond, Bruce Gandy, Peter Hunt, Finlay Johnstone, Ian K MacDonald, Jack Lee, Donald MacPhee, Niall Matheson, Gordon McCready, Fred Morrison and Niall Stewart.
Warmest congratulations, Jack! I wish I could have heard everyone. David Waterhouse
Is there a hotter place to live in the piping and pipe band world right now then Vancouver, BC? Quality tuition easily available, great role models and great bands…… and kids all over town toting pipe bags, playing practice chanters & beating on drum pads on the school bus, thinking it’s COOL….Justin Bieber, eat your heart out….. Gotta love it. Doc besides, the food is great….
Did all players play in both events? Jori and Iain K are listed in the MSR but not the piob’d event. Just curious as to the contest format.