Liddell best overall at The Gathering
Glasgow – July 26, 2009 – The National Piping Centre played host to The Gathering, an invitational solo piping competition that brought some of the world’s best together. Ultimately, Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, emerged the overall winner. The event was part of the year-long Homecoming Scotland” campaign.
1st Stuart Liddell, “Lament for the Only Son”
2nd Naill Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
3rd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “The Battle of Waternish”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Ronnie McShannon
1st Stuart Liddell, “P-M John Stewart,” “John Roy Stewart, “John Morrison, Assynt House”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Murdo MacLeod,” “Lady MacKenzie of Gareloch,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
3rd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Mrs. John MacColl,” “Maggie Cameron,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Ian Duncan
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Willie McCallum, “Jack Adrift,” “Malcolm Johnstone”
2nd Stuart Liddell, “The Busy Buddy,” The Blue Lagoon”
3rd Angus MacColl, “Redondo Beach,” “Rory MacLeod”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Ronnie McShannon, Jimmy Banks, Ian Duncan
Also entered but not in the prizes were Greg Wilson, New Zealand; Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland; and Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland.