Pipers hit the high notes at Lochaber fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - News -

MORE than 50 mu­si­cians cel­e­brated the Lochaber Gath­er­ing Fes­ti­val of Pip­ing last week­end.

The an­nual event took place at The Ne­vis Cen­tre, Fort Wil­liam, with prizes pre­sented by Lochaber coun­cil­lor Allan Hen­der­son.

Coun­cil­lor Hen­der­son paid trib­ute to the event’s or­gan­is­ers Allan MacColl and daugh­ter Kirsteen. He also com­mended lead spon­sors of the event and said a spe­cial thanks to stew­ards Colin MacBeath, Betty and Ewen Camp­bell, Morag Melville and Sandy MacKen­zie.

The af­ter­noon was bro­ken up by the an­nual pip­ing lec­ture, pre­sented by Robert Wal­lace, editor of Pip­ing Press and vice pres­i­dent of the Piobaireachd so­ci­ety.

Ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion re­sults: 18 and un­der Piobaireachd: 1 Brìghde Chaim­beul, An Caol; 2 Harris Ma­cLen­nan, Less­wade; 3 Con­nor Jar­dine, Air­drie.

18 and un­der, MSR Lochaber Gath­er­ing Salver and McCal­lum Ch: 1 Con­nor Jar­dine, Air­drie; 2 Brìghde Chaim­beul, An Caol; 3 Harris Ma­cLen­nan, Less­wade.

18 and un­der, Horn­pipe and Jig Clans­man Garage shield: 1 Harris Ma­cLen­nan, Less­wade; 2 Con­nor Jar­dine, Air­drie; 3 Brìghde Chaim­beul, An Caol.

15 and un­der Piobaireachd, The Du­gald MacColl Me­mo­rial tro­phy and McCal­lum Pipe case: 1 Fin­lay Cameron, Roy Bridge; 2 An­gus MacPhee, In­ver­ness; 3 Calum Craib, South Uist.

15 and un­der, MSR McCal­lum chanter and mu­sic book: 1 Calum Craib, South Uist; 2 An­gus MacPhee, In­ver­ness; 3 Fin­lay Cameron, Roy Bridge.

15 and un­der, Horn­pipe and Jig Lochaber Gath­er­ing medal and mu­sic book: 1 Calum Craib, South Uist; 2 Fin­lay Cameron, Roy Bridge; 3 Eòs­aph Caimbeul, An Caol.

Youngest com­peti­tor, Neil John­stone Me­mo­rial tro­phy and McCal­lum prac­tise chanter: Eòs­aph Caimbeul, Kyle of Lochalsh.

Se­nior com­pe­ti­tion re­sults: P/A grade Piobaireachd, An Tuagh Oir: 1 Michael Fitzhenry, Pais­ley; 2 Wil­liam McCal­lum, Glas­gow; 3 Cal­lum Beau­mont, Lin­lith­gow; 4 Ewen MacCrim­mon, In­ver­ness.

P/A March, The Lochaber Gath­er­ing gold medal: 1 Wil­liam McCal­lum, Glas­gow; 2 Derek Mid­g­ley, USA; 3 Colin Camp­bell, In­ver­ness; 4 Jenny Hazzard, Ed­in­burgh P/A Grade Strath­spey and Reel; Leek’s Taxis tro­phy: 1 Wil­liam McCal­lum, Glas­gow; 2 Michael Fitzhenry, Pais­ley; 3 Derek Mid­g­ley, USA; 4 Cal­lum Beau­mont, Lin­lith­gow.

B/C Grade Piobaireachd, An Tuagh Airgead: 1 Colin Camp­bell, In­ver­ness; 2 An­drew Wright, Dundee; 3 Nick Hud­son, USA; 4 An­drew Hall, Up­min­ste.

B/C March, Strath­spey and Reel, Cly­des­dale Bank tro­phy: 1 Ursa Beck­ford, USA; 2 J Ross Cowan, Mother­well; 3 Nick Hud­son, USA; 4 Charles Mac­Don­ald, In­ver­ness.

Open Horn­pipe and Jig the Lochaber Gath­er­ing shield: 1 Wil­liam McCal­lum, Glas­gow; 2 Derek Mid­g­ley, USA; 3 John An­gus Smith, Lon­don; 4 Jamie For­rester, Lon­don.

IN TUNE: ju­nior win­ners of this year’s Lochaber Gath­er­ing fes­ti­val of pip­ing, from left, Fin­lay Cameron, Roy Bridge; Calum Craib, South Uist; An­gus MacPhee, In­ver­ness; Harris Ma­cLen­nan, Less­wade; and

Con­nor Jar­dine, Air­drie

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