August 24, 2013

Smith takes overall at Lonach

Lonach, Scotland – August 24, 2013 – John-Angus Smith of London was the overall winner at the annual Lonach Gathering, where 15 pipers competed in the senior events in mostly warm with occasional cold showers. There was the usual strong attendance by non-Scottish contestants, many of whom are waiting out the two weeks between the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. The contest holds a special event that commemorates the compositions of the famous local piper, William Grant. Smith was presented with the Connolly Trophy by TV star Pamela Stephenson.

1st John-Angus Smith, “The Battle of Bealach nam Brog”
2nd Jori Chisholm, Seattle, “The Vaunting”
3rd Stuart Easton, New Zealand,
4th Liam Kernaghan
5th Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis
6th Fraser Maitland
Judges: Ian Duncan, James Hamilton, Duncan Watson

1st John-Angus Smith
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Stuart Easton
5th Greig Canning, Edinburgh
6th Brian MacKenzie
Judges: Archie MacLean, Jack Taylor

Strathspey & Reel
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd John Angus Smith
4th Greig Canning
5th Brian MacKenzie
6th James McPetrie
Judges: Archie MacLean, Jack Taylor

William Grant Tune
1st Liam Kernaghan, “The Lonach Gathering”
2nd Jori Chisholm, “The Doune of Invernochty”
3rd Stewart Easton, “The Lonach Gathering”
4th Anna Kummerlow, “The Lonach Gathering”
5th Fraser Maitland, “The Doune of Invernochty”
6th Jimmy Stevenson, “The Lonach Gathering”
Judges: Archie MacLean, Jack Taylor

Junior Piobaireachd
1st Calum Brown, “Struan Robertson’s Salute”
2nd Christie Jack
3rd Scott Hay
4th Ian Leahy
5th Lee Taylor
Judges: Archie MacLean, Jack Taylor




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