February 08, 2016

Wheel of Fortune adds new tune to fundraising

The eleventh annual Pipe-Majors Wheel of Fortune invitational solo piping competition has taken its fundraising novelty to another level with an online auction in which the winner will receive a tune composed especially for him/her by famed piper and music creator Allan MacDonald.

The winner will receive and be allowed to name a two-part tune by MacDonald “in any idiom” in return for being the highest bidder.

The popular Pipe-Majors Wheel of Fortune contest calls for contestants to compete in a variety of creative events, where a wheel is spun to determine what the player has to perform, in addition to having to tell a joke to the audience.

Organized by the Grade 2 City of Edinburgh Pipe Band, the event will be held at noon on February 13th at the Danderhall Miners Club on Edmonstone Road in Danderhall, near Edinburgh.

Competitors at the 2016 event will be:

  • Chris Armstrong, Glasgow
  • Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow, Scotland
  • Jonathan Greenlees, Glasgow
  • Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
  • Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
  • Brian Lamond, Inverkeithing, Scotland (2015 winner)
  • Douglas Murray, Cupar, Scotland (2014 winner)
  • Angus Nicholson
2015 Pipe-Majors Wheel of Fortune winner Brian Lamond in full joke mode at last year's event.
2015 Pipe-Majors Wheel of Fortune winner Brian Lamond in full joke mode at last year’s event.

The band said that the idea for an original tune being made a prize came about when MacDonald visited a band practice looking for a chanter reed from Pipe-Major Barry Donaldson.

Tickets for the fundraising competition is £15 for adults and £5 for those younger than 16.





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