August 31, 2009

Updated: Bevan wins Masters Solo Piping

Glasgow – August 16, 2009 – The final day of Piping Live! brought solo piping enthusiasts together again for the annual Masters Invitational Solo Piping Competition at the National Piping Centre. Alan Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was the overall winner across the Piobaireachd and light music events.
Alan Bevan, overall winner of the Masters Invitational, with Liz Maxwell of sponsors William Grant & Sons. [Photo: Derek Maxwell] 
The contest was sponsored by longtime piping benefactors William Grant’s & Son Distillers.
1st Alan Bevan, “In Praise of Morag”
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “MacNeil of Barra’s March”
3rd Glenn Brown, Glasgow, “Battle of Auldearn #2”
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
Judges: Jack Taylor, Ronnie McShannon
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Alan Bevan
3rd Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Bill Livingstone
Glenn Brown was an alternate competitor when Niall Matheson of Inverness, Scotland, could not attend. Also competing but not in the prizes were Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, and James Murray, Cupar, Scotland.




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