March 31, 2009

Walker walks on at Uist & Barra

Glasgow – March 14, 2009 – Gordon Walker of Galston, Scotland, won both light music events and was second in the Piobaireachd to Chris Armstrong of Airth, Scotland, at the annual Uist & Barra solo piping competitions, the traditional start of the Scottish solo competition season.
1st Chris Armstrong, “Lament for the Children”
2nd Gordon Walker, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
3rd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow, “The King’s Taxes”
4th Calum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland, “MacKintosh’s Lament”
5th Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
Judges: Willie Morrison, Andrew Wright, Colin MacLellan
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker, “The Pap of Glencoe,” “The Piper’s Bonnet,” “John Morrison, Assynt House”
2nd James Murray, Cupar, Scotland, “The Rossshire Volunteers,” “Lady Louden,” “The Rejected Suitor”
3rd Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland, “Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling,” “The Islay Ball,” “The Man from Glengarry”
4th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “The Abercairney Highlanders,” “John Roy Stuart,” “John MacKechnie”
5th Angus MacColl, Oban, “The Argyllshire Gathering,” “The Shepherd’s Crook,” “The Sheepwife”
Judges: Willie Morrison, Colin MacLellan, Barry Donaldson 
1st Gordon Walker, “Kenny Gillies of Portnalong,” “John Paterson’s Mare”
2nd Stuart Liddell, “The Judge’s Dilemma,” “The Old Woman’s Dance”
3rd Angus MacColl, “Donella Beaton,” “Cutting Bracken”
4th Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, “The Theif of Lochaber,” “The Old Wife of the Milldust”
5th Calum Beaumont, “Turf Lodge,” “The Braes of Mellinish”
Judges: Willie Morrison, Colin MacLellan, Barry Donaldson
Also competing but not in the prizes were Iain Speirs, Niall Mathieson, Donald MacPhee, Douglas Murray and Gavin Walker.




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