September 05, 2014

Northern Meeting: Iain Speirs wins the Clasp; Henderson A HP&J . . . more

Iain Speirs

Inverness, Scotland – September 5, 2014 – Iain Speirs won his first Clasp at the Northern Meeting, probably the biggest single event in solo piping. The award adds to Speirs’ already bulging trophy-case, which includes four Silver Chanters, two Glenfiddich Championships, and the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering. Speirs’ win marked the first time in history that a father and son have gained the Clasp. Tom Speirs won the event in 1983.

The first result from the second day of competition at the 2014 Northern Meeting was the newly introduced B-Grade Hornpipe & Jig, which George Stewart won. Quickly following, results for the other events were announced.

The winner of the overall award at this year’s Northern Meeting was Stuart Liddell.

1st Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Donald Gruamach’s March”
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, “The Red Speckled Bull”
4th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, “Lament for the Union”
5th Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
Judges: Bill Livingstone, John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen

A-Grade Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alisdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
2nd Callum Beaumont
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Greg Wilson, New Zealand
5th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada
Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain Morrison, John Wilson

B-Grade MSR
1st Ashley McMichael, Northern Ireland
2nd Steven Gray, Lockerbie, Scotland
3rd Ben Duncan, Perth, Scotland
4th George Stewart, Perth, Scotland
5th Connor Sinclair, Crieff, Scotland
Judges: Iaan MacLellan, Ronnie McShannon, Stuart Samson

B-Grade Hornpipe & Jig
1st George Stewart
2nd Ashley McMichael
3rd Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis
4th Steven Gray
5th Sarah Muir, Glasgow
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Malcolm McRae, Jack Taylor




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