May 30, 2016

Sutherland lands overall at Blair

Craig Sutherland [photo: Derek Maxwell]
Blair Atholl, Scotland – May 29, 2016 – Craig Sutherland of Crieff, Scotland, took the aggregate trophy for overall success in the solo piping events at the annual Atholl Gathering, held on a spectacular sunny and warm day. The overall award was sponsored by Glenfiddich. Ben Duncan of Edinburgh had an excellent day, winning both Open light music events and placing second in the B-Grade Piobaireachd. The Open MSR result was determined after two heats were held and a final event. The aggregate was determined by piobaireachd and MSR results, with the tie with last year’s overall winner, Ben Duncan, decided on piobaireachd preference, even though Sutherland finished third in the A-Grade event and Duncan second in the B-Grade.

1st Darach Urquhart, Glasgow, “The Earl of Ross’s March”
2nd Peter McAllister, Dunblane, Scotland, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
3rd Craig Sutherland, “My King Has Landed in Moidart”
4th William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland, “Lament for MacSwan of Roaig”
Judges: Stuart Shedden, Tom Speirs

1st Andrew Wright, “MacNeill of Barra’s March”
2nd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh, “I Am Proud to Play a Pipe”
3rd Cameron MacDougall, Nigg, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
4th Calum Watson, Lasswade, Scotland, “Hector MacLean’s Warning”
5th Ross Miller, Linlithgow, Scotland “The Duke of Atholl’s Salute”
Judges: Euan Anderson, Alan Forbes

1st Calum Ian Brown, Aboyne, Scotland
2nd Ciaran Ross
3rd Brighde Chaimbeul, Skye, Scotland
4th Dan Nevans
5th Ben Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland
Judges: Neil Clarke, Ronald Clarke

Open Light Music
1st Ben Duncan
2nd Calum Watson
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
5th William Geddes
6th Brighde Chaimbeul
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Andrew Frater

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ben Duncan
2nd Cameron MacDougall
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Calum Watson
5th Darach Urquhart
6th Graham Drummond, Bathgate, Scotland
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Patrick Grant





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