Published: March 31, 2012

Willie McCallum overall winner at Donald MacLeod Memorial; Speirs and Liddell take the firsts

Stornoway, Scotland – March 30, 2012 – The nineteenth annual Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Piping Competition was won by Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland. McCallum enjoyed the best overall success through the Piobaireachd and MSR events, and rounded out the day with another solid showing in the Hornpipe & Jig, which does not factor into the aggregate. The contest pays tribute to the late great piper, and contestants are required to play his compositions throughout the events.

Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Salute to a White Primrose”
2nd Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland, “Lament for the Rowan Tree”
3rd Willie McCallum “Lament for Islay Flora MacLeod”
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland, “Cabar Feidh Gu Brath”

Judges: Rona Lightfoot, Iain Morrison, John Wilson

MSR
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Rona Lightfoot, John Wilson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Niall Stewart
4th Angus MacColl

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Rona Lightfoot, John Wilson

Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland, and Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia also competed.

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