August 31, 2011

Oban Day 2: complete light music results

Oban, Scotland – August 25, 2011 – The traditional march to the games led by the new Gold Medallist – this year, Callum Beaumont – started the second day of solo piping competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering.

The A-Grade light music was separated into heats for a final of six in each event. The short-leats were decided around 3:30 pm. There was no heat system for the B-Grade events.

A-Grade March Final players

  • Peter Hunt
  • Neil Walker
  • Alex Gandy
  • Alastair Lee
  • Brendon Eade
  • Will Nicols

A-Grade Strathspey & Reel Final players

  • Will Nicols
  • Alasdair Henderson
  • Iain Speirs
  • Alex Gandy
  • Finlay Johnston
  • Cameron Drummond


1st Neil Walker, Stirling, Scotland
2nd Alastair Lee, Vancouver
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
4th Peter Hunt, Glasgow
5th Will Nicols, Blaine, Washington

Judges: Andrew Frater, Jack Taylor, John Wilson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Will Nicols
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
5th Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland

Judges:  Bruce Hitchings, Iain Macfadyen, Andrew Wright

Jigs (two tunes)
1st Calum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
2nd Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
3rd Derek Midgley, Glasgow
4th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
5th Jori Chisholm, Seattle

Judges: Alan Forbes, Ronnie McShannon, Willie Morrison

1st Michael Fitzhenry
2nd Gavin Ferguson
3rd Gordon Conn
4th Fiona Manson
5th David Wilton

Judges: Barry Donaldson, Jimmy McIntosh, Malcolm McRae

Strathspey & Reel
1st Sean McKeown
2nd Gordon Conn
3rd Gavin Ferguson
4th Michael Fitzhenry
5th Gordon Bruce

Judges: Colin MacLellan, Jim McGilivray, Tom Speirs


  1. I had been telling people what a great tutor Callum is – we had him as part of the team at our summer school at the Piping Centre, and I thought he was one of the best tutors I’ve ever come across despite being about a third of my age!! So to hear that he’d won the Gold Medal and to see him lead the pipers to the field at Oban, was in a way no surprise, and yet thoroughly pleasing at the same time.!



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