O’Baoighill, Stewart and Miller win at Edinburgh Local Mod

Published: April 28, 2014
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Edinburgh – April 26, 2014 – Seumas O’Baoighill and Donald C. Stewart were the overall winners of the Under-18 events at the annual Edinburgh Local Mod competitions, and share the Greentrax Cup, while James Miller was the aggregate winner of the Under-15 events, taking home the pipes|drums Cup for the year. Organizer Alasdair Morrison, who helped to resurrect the event several years ago, stepped down from the committee, and said, “Thanks to all sponsors, adjudicators, stewards, competitors and their families as well as the other members of the organizing committee for their support over the last eight years. I’m very proud of what we have achieved since the first piping competitions were introduced and I’m confident they will go from strength to strength.”

Seumas O’Baoighill and Donald Stewart have joint custody of the Greentrax Cup, the aggregate prize for the Under-18 category at the Edinburgh Local Mod.

Under-18
Piobaireachd
1st Donald C Stewart
2nd Seumas O’Baoighill
3rd Harris MacLennan

James Miller with the Under-15 pipes|drums Magazine Cup.

MSR
1st Seumas O’Baoighill
2nd Donald C Stewart
3rd James Miller

Under-15
Piobaireachd
1st Harris MacLennan
2nd Finlay Cameron
3rd James Miller

MSR
1st Robbie Macisaac
2nd James Miller
3rd Lucy Thomson

Under-13
March
1st Finlay Cameron
2nd Paul Christie
3rd Hugo MacPherson

Under-13 Chanter
1st Laurie Adams
2nd Alexander Hamilton

Under-12 Chanter
1st Donald Morris

Under-11 Chanter
1st Andrew Gilbert
2nd Stephen Chambers

Judges for all events were Euan Anderson and Tom Speirs.

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