March 07, 2015

Uist & Barra attracts rich roster of solo piping elite

Faye Henderson

Glasgow – March 7, 2015 – The annual Uist & Barra Association Solo Piping Competition was held at the College of Piping, and featured 16 top-flight contestants. With four fourths, Chris Armstrong was most consistently successful, but Faye Henderson, Gordon Walker and Alasdair Henderson took home the firsts, and Walker was decided as the overall winner. A few pipers competed in only the piobaireachd or only the light music events.

1st Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
2nd Douglas Murray, Cupar, Scotland, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
3rd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “The End of the Great Bridge”
4th Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
5th Finlay Johnston, Glasgow, “Farewell to the Laird of Islay”

Also competing in the Piobaireachd, but not in the prizes: Callum Beaumont; Glenn Brown; Bill Geddes; Roddy MacLeod; Peter McCalister; Willie McCallum; Gordon McCready; and Gordon Walker.

1st Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow
4th Chris Armstrong
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
2nd Gordon Walker
4rd Douglas Murray
4th Chris Armstrong
5th Roddy MacLeod

Also competing in the light music, but not in the prizes: Glenn Brown; Bill Geddes; Alasdair Henderson; Angus MacColl; Gordon McCready; Douglas Murray; Iain Speirs; and Craig Sutherland

All events were judged by Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison and Stuart Samson.

Do you have competition results? We invite you to send them by email to pipes|drums along with photographs and details of the event. Please use the 1st, 2nd, 3rd format in the article above, include judges and send as a standard text file.




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