August 31, 2010

Silver Cap gold for Angus MacColl

Glasgow – August 10, 2010 – Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, was the winner of the second annual Silver Cap Invitational Solo Piping Competition, held at the Todd Bar at the University of Strathclyde. According to one listener, MacColl gave an “awesome” performance in the light music-only contest that required competitors to submit and perform an original composition.

All eight competitors received prize money for their efforts. The contest was judged by Iain MacLellan, who adjudicated the event from behind a screen so as not to know which contestant he was assessing.

1st Angus MacColl ( £1000)
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland ( £750)
3rd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland ( £600)
4th James P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia ( £450)
5th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland ( £300)
6th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia ( £150)
7th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia ( £100)
8th Ken Sutherland, Menlo Park, California

Sutherland competed as a “wild card” player. The competition was organized by Richard King and Steve Foley of Los Angeles.


  1. What a line up for the silver cap! The words ‘Angus MacColl’ and ‘awesome’ are never far apart; that would have been a great event. Interesting to note that in only the 2nd year of the silver cap that the prize fund is greater than the prize money for Grade 1 at theWPBC!

  2. The actual prize money was 1500GBP for first. 750 for second. 600 for third. 450 for fourth. 300 for fifth. and 150 for sixth, seventh, and eighth. We want to thank everyone for attending, and we are looking forward to next year.



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