September 30, 2010

Midgley rules Dunrobin Castle

Golspie, Scotland – September 11, 2010 – Derek Midgley of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, was the overall senior champion of the annual Dunrobin Castle solo piping competition, an event reserved for those assigned to the Competing Pipers’ Association’s B- and C-Grade categories. Midgley won the Gledfield Estate Crystal Trophy. The castle is about an hour north of Inverness, very near to a few excellent James Braid golf courses at Golspie and Brora.

Piobaireachd (Dunrobin Gold Medal)
1st Peter McCalister, Dunblane, Scotland
2nd Robert Gray, Glasgow
3rd Derek Midgley
4th Willie McIntyre, Edinburgh

Judges: Jack Taylor, Andy Venters

1st Willie McIntyre
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Chris Gibb, Glasgow
4th Jason Craig, Glasgow

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bruce Hitchings

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Derek Midgley
2nd Willie McIntyre
3rd Gordon Barclay, Inverness
4th Kyle Morton, Dingwall, Scotland

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bruce Hitchings

1st Alex Levack, Maryburgh, Scotland
2nd Andrew McGillivray, Calrossie, Scotland
3rd Carla Urquhart, Muir of Ord, Scotland
4th Conal McDonagh, Poolewe, Scotland

1st Alex Levack
2nd Andrew McGillivray
3rd Carla Urquhart
4th Duncan Jackson, Balintore, Scotland

Strathspey & Reel
1st Carla Urquhart
2nd Andrew McGillivray
3rd Conal McDonagh
4th Alex Levack

1st Charles Macdonald, Inverness
2nd Brighde Campbell, Skye
3rd Seamus O’Baoighill, Skye
4th Hannah Macdonald, Bettyhill, Scotland

1st Seamus O’Baoighill
2nd Charles Macdonald
3rd Taylor Townsley, Glasgow
4th Brighde Campbell

Strathspey & Reel
1st Charles Macdonald
2nd Taylor Townsley
3rd Brighde Campbell
4th Seamus O’Baoighill

All of the junior events were judged by Duncan Watson and Ronald Maclean.




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