Pipe Idol 2013 – the final round video

Published: August 25, 2013
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The annual Pipe Idol competition at the Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping is one of the festival’s original events and, after 10 years, has become one of the world’s great challenges for young solo pipers.

This year’s event was won by Angus J. MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, who emerged victorious over fellow finalists Scott Barrie of Ayr, Scotland; MacGregor van de Ven of Kingston, Ontario; and Ailis Sutherland of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The four finalists are determined over the previous four days of the festival, where each day sees a round of four contestants play at 3 pm each afternoon in the Street Café, with one qualifier from each round selected by a secret panel of three judges planted in the audience.

The final is also decided by a secret panel of experts in the audience at a packed concert style setting in the auditorium of the National Piping Centre.

MacColl is the son of the legendary solo piper, Angus MacColl, and is set to embark on a long career as a senior solo piper.

These for young pipers have the potential for huge careers on the solo boards in front of them. We hope that you enjoy our highlights video from the final event.

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