Published: October 31, 2015

Roddy MacLeod: Bratach Gorm number seven

London – October 31, 2015 – Roddy MacLeod of Glasgow won his seventh Bratach Gorm at the annual Scottish Piping Society of London competitions at the Kensington Conference & Events Centre, the 76th anniversary of the contest. Competitors in the Bratach Gorm, which is reserved ostensibly for Highland Society of London Gold Medallists, were required to submit tunes from a special list of “modern” piobaireachds, and as a result the entry was far smaller with only six competing. Contestants were given the tune they would play on Wednesday of last week. Chris Armstrong of Airth, Scotland, took home the Gillies Memorial cup for the Open Piobaireachd. With the win, MacLeod gains an invitation to the 2016 Glenfiddich Championship. Greig Canning was the overall winner of the B-Grade events and Ross MacKay the same in the C-Grade.

Bratach Gorm (six competed)
1st Roddy MacLeod, “A Son’s Salute to his Parents”
2nd Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland
3rd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
Also competing: Glenn Brown, John-Angus Smith
Judges: Neill Mulvie, Jack Taylor, Bill Wotherspoon

Open Piobaireachd (William Gillies Memorial)
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Roddy MacLeod
3rd Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
4th Willie McCallum
5th Jamie Forrester, London
Judges: Roddy Livingstone, John Wilson, Andrew Wright

Premier and A-Grade
MSR
(London Medallion / John MacFadyen Quaich)
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Roddy MacLeod
5th Glenn Brown, Glasgow
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Walter Cowan, Bob Worrall

March (J.B. Robertson Rose Bowl)
1st Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Callum Beaumont
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Chris Armstrong

Hornpipe & Jig (Mary Flora Beaton Cup)
1st Cameron Drummond
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Callum Beaumont

A-Grade
Piobaireachd (Snuff Mull)
1st Cameron Drummond
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Derek Midgley, New Jersey
4th Innes Smith
5th Peter McGregor
Judges: Tom Johnstone, Ronnie McShannon

MSR (Strachan Cup)
1st Steven Leask
2nd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
3rd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
4th Ross Miller
5th Ashley McMichael
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Walter Cowan, Bob Worrall

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Steven Leask
2nd Ross Miller
3rd Ashley McMichael
Judges: Euan Anderson, Andrew Frater, Iain MacLellan

B-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Xavier Bouderiou, Brittany
2nd Greig Canning, Edinburgh
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Nick Hudson, Pittsburgh
5th Ross Cowan, Annan, Scotland
Judges: Archie MacLean, Rab Wallace

MSR
1st Lachie Dick, Edinburgh
2nd Callum Moffatt
3rd Greig Canning
4th Andrew Hall
5th Graham Mulholland
Judges: Euan Anderson, Dixie Ingram, Colin MacLellan

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Calum Watson
2nd Callum Moffatt
3rd Andrew Wilson

C-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Ross MacKay
2nd Graham Mulholland
3rd Jonathan Simpson
4th John Mackey
5th Callum Carswell

MSR
1st Alasdair Donaghue
2nd Eddie Gaul
3rd Ross MacKay
4th Katherine Belcher
5th Craig Holsquist

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alasdair Donaghue
2nd Greg McAllister
3rd Andrew Bell

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