Roddy MacLeod wins Masters to kick off Piping Live!
Glasgow – August, 10, 2015 – Roddy MacLeod was the overall winner of the Masters Invitational Solo Piping Competition, first big event of the 2015 Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping. The traditional format event comprised Piobaireachd and March, Strathpsey & Reel events, with overall points going four for a first, three for a second, two, third, and one fourth. MacLeod’s first in the Piobaireachd was enough to carry the day since each list was almost entirely different, with only Finlay Johnston gaining a prize in both events. The win gains MacLeod an invitation to the 2015 Glenfiddich Championship in October.
1st Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
2nd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
3rd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland, “Lament for the Children”
4th Finlay Johnston, Glasgow, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Stuart Shedden, Bill Wotherspoon
Also competing but not in the prizes: Glenn Brown, Brian Donaldson, Andrew Hayes, Faye Henderson, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl, Donald MacPhee and Willie McCallum.
1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
2nd Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
3rd Finlay Johnston
4th Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Judges: Walter Cowan, Iain MacLellan, Willie Morrison
Stay tuned to pipes|drums for far more from the rest of the 2015 Piping Live! festival as the week moves on.