MacDougall gains overall at Braemar

Published: September 01, 2018
Piobaireachd prize winners at the Braemar Gathering (L-R): Cameron MacDougall, Gordon McCready, Andrew Carlisle, James MacHattie and Jori Chisholm.

Braemar, Scotland – September 1, 2018 – In the aftermath of the Northern Meeting at Inverness, the Braemar Gathering saw decent weather and a fair turnout from solo pipers. The prizes were fairly scattered, but Cameron MacDougall of Nigg, Scotland, was overall best across the three senior events. Despite its size and history, the contest apparently does not adhere to hiring only accredited members of the UK’s Solo Piping Judges Association.

Gold Medal Piobaireachd
1st Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
2nd Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
3rd Jori Chisholm, Seattle
4th Cameron MacDougall, Nigg, Scotland
5th Greg Wilson, Christchurch, New Zealand
6th James MacHattie, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Judges: Ian Duncan, Malcolm McRae, Rab Wallace

March
1st Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
2nd Nick Hudson, Houston
3rd Ben McClamrock, Washington, DC
4th Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland
5th Cameron MacDougall
6th John-Angus Smith, London

Strathspey & Reel
1st Finlay Cameron
2nd Ben McClamrock
3rd Nick Hudson
4th Cameron MacDougall
5th Ben Duncan
6th Sandy Cameron

Patricia Henderson, Stuart Samson and Duncan Watson judged both light music events.

 

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