September 30, 2012

Willie McCallum adds a Silver Star; MacCrimmon wins Inverness Gold Medal; Drummond takes A-Grade MSR

Inverness, Scotland – September 6, 2012 – Willie McCallum won his fourth Silver Star MSR, and Euan MacCrimmon added the Northern Meeting  Highland Society of London Gold Medal to his expansive collection of piobaireachd awards, which already included the Oban Gold Medal. 2012 Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medallist Finlay Johnston narrowly missed the coveted “double” by finishing second. McCallum was first to play in the Silver Sar, which had 20 competitors.

Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Euan MacCrimmon, “Farewell to the Laird of Islay”
2nd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow, “My Dearest on Earth, Give Me Your Kiss”
3rd Fiona Manson, Glasgow, “The Black Wedder’s White Tail”
4th Cameron Drummond, “Lament for Captain Donald MacKenzie”
5th Innes Smith, Bridge of Allan, Scotland, “The Black Wedder’s White Tail”
Judges: John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen, Bill Wotherspoon

Silver Star MSR
1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
2nd Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Jack Lee, Surrey British Columbia
5th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
Judges: Ian Duncan, Bill Livingstone, Ronnie McShannon

In the first major result of the 2012 Northern Meeting, Cameron Drummond of Edinburgh won the A-Grade March, Strathspey & Reel, which now allows him to compete in the Silver Star MSR for Former Winners.

A-Grade MSR
1st Cameron Drummond
2nd Craig Muirhead, Glasgow
3rd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
4th Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
5th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Iain Morrison, John Wilson

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for results from the Northern Meeting as they are announced.




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