Published: September 30, 2009

McCallum successfully defends Springbank title

Campbeltown, Scotland – September 12, 2009 – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, won his sixth overall Springbank Invitational title, and his sixth in the 10-year history of the event. The aggregate prize is decided by the Piobaireachd and MSR events. The competition added a 6/8 March contest, which was held as part of each player’s tuning period before the Piobaireachd, with pipers have to play a tune written by an Argyllshire native.
 
 
 
 
 
Piobaireachd 
1st Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “The Bells of Perth”
2nd Willie McCallum, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
3rd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, “Lament for the Children”
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “Lady MacDonald’s Lament”
 
MSR
1st Willie McCallum, “Major Manson at Clachantrushal,” Capt. Campbell of Drum a Voisk,” “Dora Macleod,” “Caber Feidh,” “Roddy MacDonald’s Fancy,” “John MacKechnie’s Big Reel”
2nd Roddy MacLeod, “Clan MacColl,” “Hugh Kennedy,” “Lady Loudon,” “The Piper’s Bonnet,” “The Sheepwife,” “Lt. Col. D.J.S. Murray”
3rd Niall Stewart, “Parker’s Welcome to Perthshire,” “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” “Lady Loudon,” “Susan Macleod,” “Kildonan,” “Dr. MacPhail’s Reel”
4th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland, “The Braes of Castle Grant,” ” Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band,” “Tulloch Castle,” “Caber Feidh,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie,” “Major David Manson”
 
6/8 March
1st Willie McCallum, “Heading for Lochsanish”
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “The Highland Brigade Depot”
3rd Niall Stewart, “Bengullion”
4th Roddy MacLeod, “Margaret C. Hay”
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell, “Busy Buddy,” “The Blue Lagoon”
2nd Gordon Walker, “Redondo Beach,” “Donald Cameron’s Powder Horn”
3rd Douglas Murray, Cupar, Scotland, “Crossing the Minch,” “The Rakes of Kildare”
4th Roddy MacLeod, “The Piper’s Controversy,” “Donnie MacGregor”
 
All of the events were judged by John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen and Colin MacLellan.
 
Also playing but not in the prizes was James Murray of Cupar, Scotland.

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