Published: February 22, 2015

McCallum Metro maestro in Newark

Willie McCallum with the overall trophy from the Metro Cup.

February 21, 2015 – Newark, New Jersey – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, was the overall winner of the annual Metro Cup Solo Piping Competition, held at the Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport. With a win in the Piobaireachd and a second in the Medley event, McCallum narrowly edged out Alex Gandy, who won the light music and was third in the Piobaireachd. The competition is organized by the Metro New York Branch of the EUSPBA. Prizes in each event were 1st: $1000, 2nd: $600, 3rd: $400, 4th: $200, 5th: $100. The overall winner received a gold medal valued at $1,700.

Piobaireachd
1st Willie McCallum, “MacNeil of Barra’s March”
2nd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
4th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
5th Glenn Brown, Glasgow

Medley
1st Alex Gandy, “Stornoway Bay,” “”Ship in the Bottle,” “Miss Campbell of Shiness,” “The Curlew,” “Victoria Harbour,” “Steve and Diane of Cheltenham,” “The Kaimes Lassies,” a traditional reel, “Rip the Calico,” and a reel by Mark Stewart.
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland
4th Gordon Walker
5th Dan Lyden, Maryland

Also competing but not in the prizes were Andrew Carlisle, Andrew Donlon, Alasdair Henderson Derek Midgely and John Patrick.

Mike Cusack, Bill Livingstone and Mike Rogers judged both events.

Amateur
Piobaireachd
1st Bob Low
2nd Sean Regan
3rd Maeghan Bielski
Judge: Callum Beaumont

MSR
1st Tyler Johnson
2nd Bob Low
3rd Harry IsenseeJudge: Glenn Brown

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