Oban Day 2: Lee, Drummond, Hayes take big prizes

Published: August 22, 2013
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Oban, Scotland – August 22, 2013 – The second day of the Argyllshire Gathering took the light music events outdoors in the traditional fashion, with the winner of the Gold Medal leading the competitors to the park. Newly-minted Oban Gold Medalist Alan Bevan was pipe-major to a strong group of 36 pipers with a better-than-usual sound. The front rank comprised all British Columbia contestants – Senior Piobaireachd winner Jack Lee, Silver Medalist Jamie Troy and Andrew Bonar, who was fourth in the Gold Medal. Weather was warm and sunny and about 22 degrees.

There were six players short listed for the final in both the Grade-A March and the Grade-A Strathspey & Reel. The March finalists were then judged by the original Strathspey & Reel judges, and vice versa.

A-Grade

March
1st Alastair Lee, Vancouver
2nd Alastair Dunn, Glasgow
3rd Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
4th Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
5th Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
6th Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
Judges: Bruce Hitchings, John MacDougall, Bob Worrall

Strathspey & Reel
1st Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
2nd Alan Bevan, Vancouver
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmotuh, Nova Scotia
4th Callum Beaumont
5th Alastair Lee
6th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
Judges: Ian Duncan, Ronnie McShannon, Stuart Shedden

B-Grade

March
1st Darach Urquhart
2nd Stuart Easton, New Zealand
3rd Greig Canning, Edinburgh
4th Donald MacLeod, Bathgate, Scotland
5th Greig Wilson
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Willie Morrison, Andrew Wright

Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Bruce, Glasgow
2ndf Greig Wilson
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Ursa Beckford
5th David Shedden, Glasgow
Judges: Alan Forbes, Robert Wallace, John Wilson

Jig
1st Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
3rd Gavin Ferguson
4th Alex Gandy
5th Michael Fitzhenry

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Play each two-bar-phrase in a jig like a strathspey – accent pattern Strong, Weak, Medium, Weak. It will transform your tune musically.
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