July 31, 2010

MacKenzie snares Young Piper award

Benbecula, Scotland – July 22, 2010 – Two firsts and two seconds gained James MacKenzie the “Young Piper of the Year” award, narrowly tipping Derek Midgley across the piobaireachd, march, and strathspey & reel events. The competition reserved for pipers younger than a certain age, including those well into their twenties.

1st James MacKenzie, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, “The End of the Great Bridge”
3rd Duncan Grant, “Old Men of the Shells” setting #1
4th Tracey Williams “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”

Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Malcolm McRae

1st James MacKenzie
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Colin Gordon
4th Duncan Grant

Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacFadyen

Strathspey & Reel
1st Derek Midgley
2nd James MacKenzie
3rd Colin Gordon
4th Jamie Forrester

Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacFadyen

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Colin Gordon
2nd James MacKenzie
3rd John-Angus Morrison
4th Jamie Forrester

Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacFadyen




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