Published: August 08, 2017

Skye’s unlimited for Ian K.; Clasp for Smith

Ian K. MacDonald

Portree, Skye, Scotland – August 8-9, 2017 – Ian K. MacDonald of Whitby, Ontario, won the Dunvegan Medal for piobaireachd at the annual Skye Gathering, an event that commemorates tunes attributed to or associated with the MacCrimmon piping dynasty of Skye. MacDonald also won the 6/8 Marches event. MacDonald will also compete in the Silver Chanter on Wedensday night at Dunvegan Castle. Later, Innes Smith of Bridge of Allan, Scotland, won the Clasp to the Dunvegan Medal, reserved for former winners.

Dunvegan Medal
1st Ian K. MacDonald, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
2nd Nick Hudson, Houston
3rd Jamie Forrester, London
4th Anna Kumerlow, Germany
5th Peter MacGregor, Ullapool, Scotland
Judges: Alan Forbes, Malcolm McRae, Iain Morrison

Colonel Jock Clasp
1st Innes Smith
2nd Derek Midgley, New Jersey
3rd Ian K  MacDonald
Judges: Alan Forbes, Malcolm McRae, Iain Morrison

March
1st Derek Midgley
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Jamie Forrester
4th Ben Duncan
5th Nick Hudson
6th Darach Urquhart
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Archie MacLean, Malcom McRae, Iain Morrison

Strathspey & Reel
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Ben Duncan
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Jamie Forrester
5th Ian K. MacDonald
6th Peter MacGregor
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Archie MacLean, Malcom McRae, Iain Morrison

Both the March and Strathspey & Reel were decided after heats determined a final of six competitors.

6/8 Marches
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Jamie Forrester
3rd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
4th Derek Midgley, New Jersey
5th Darach Urquhart, Glasgow
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Dugald MacNeil

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
2nd Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
3rd Nick Hudson
4th Derek Midgley
5th Cameron MacDougall, Nigg, Scotland

Stay tuned for more results from Portree as they become available.

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