Stewart, Shedden big winners at Duncan Johnstone Memorial

Published: March 31, 2011
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Glasgow – March 26, 2011 – The annual Duncan Johnstone Memorial Solo Piping Competition for those graded B and C by the Competing Pipers Association was held again at the National Piping Centre, attracting a sizable entry. In the B-Grade events, David Shedden won the Piobaireachd, while George Stewart took the MSR. Jonathan Graham walked off with the first-prize in the combined B- and C-Grade Jig contest in which contestants had to play a tune written by Duncan Johnstone.

1st David  Shedden, “The Big Spree”
2nd George Stewart
3rd Chris Gibb
4th Keith Bowes
5th Peter Hunt

Judges: Patricia Henderson, John Wilson

1st George Stewart
2nd Keith Bowes
3rd James MacPhee
4th Gavin Ferguson
5th Graham Drummond

Judges: Iain MacLellan, Donald MacPhee

1st  Darach Urquhart
2nd Bradley Parker
3rd Colin Campbell
4th Sarah Muir
5th Gavin Greene

Judges: Brian Donaldson, Willie Morrison

1st Bradley Parker
2nd Sarah Muir
3rd Andrew Gray
4th Emmet Conway
5th Maël Sicard-Cras

Judges: Tom Johnstone, Tom Speirs

B&C – Jig
1st Jonathan Graham
2nd Emmet Conway
3rd Bradley Parker
4th Derek Midgley
5th Sarah Muir

Judges: Iain MacLellan, Donald MacPhee

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