July 31, 2008

Walker: Inveraray prize-stalker

Inveraray, Scotland – July 22, 2008 – Gordon Walker of Moscow, Scotland, was the most successful of the A-Grade pipers who competed at the annual Inveraray Highland Games on the grounds of the Duke of Argyll’s castle, named after the John McLellan Strathspey. Twelve competed in the Open Piobaireachd final after two heats of 20.
Open Piobaireachd
1st Gordon Walker, “Lament for the Children”
2nd William Geddes, Annan, Scotland
3rd Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland
4th Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
5th Fiona Manson, Glasgow
Judges: John MacDougall, Ronnie McShannon;
A-Grade March
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2nd Cameron Drummond
3rd Gordon Walker
4th Margaret Dunn, Glasgow
5th Finlay Johnstone
Judges: Walter Cowan, Tom Speirs
A-Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Donald MacPhee
3rd Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
4th Andrea Boyd, Antigonish, Nova SCotia
5th Alex Gandy
Judges: Andrew Frater, Iain MacLellan
B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Cameron Drummond
2nd John Mulhearn
3rd Xavier Bodériou, Brittany
4th Gordon Bruce
5th Iain Marshal
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson
B-Grade March
1st Struan Thorpe
2nd Michael Fitzhenry, Glasgow
3rd Craig Muirhead
4th Jamie Forrester
5th Greig Canning, Glasgow
6th Jonathan Graham
Judges: Andrew Frater, Iain MacLellan

B-Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st Fraser Wylie
2nd Alastair Henderson, Glasgow
3rd Peter MacGregor
4th Gavin Ferguson
5th Craig Muirhead
6th John Mulhearn, Glasgow
Judges: Walter Cowan, Tom Speirs




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