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Shasta Piping Society amateur competition

Brian Turner (right) is presented with the prize pipe by judge, Murray Huggins.

Brian Turner (right) is presented with the prize pipe by judge, Murray Huggins.

California’s Shasta Piping Society held its ninth amateur competition on April 9. Brian Turner of Key Largo, Florida returned to his home state and captured the society’s Prize Pipe at the competition held in Redding.

Brian played the David Glen arrangements of 'I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand’ and ‘The Prince's Salute’. Brian’s prize was a prize pipe – an early 20th century set of David Glen & Son cocuswood and ivory drones.

Each competitor was required to play the urlar and first variations of two tunes of their own choosing, one after the other, from the David Glen collections of music.

The amateur prize pipe competition was developed last year as a fundraising effort for the Shasta Piping Society pipe scholarship for K-12th grade students in financial need. Another goal of the SPS is to sponsor recitals of music arrangements not commonly heard on the competitive stage. For more information, visit the SPS webpage at:


  1. Brian Turner, Key Largo, Florida (I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand, The Prince's Salute)
  2. Eric Albert, Eugene, Oregon (MacGregor's Salute and Struan Robertson's Salute)Prize: a Colin Kyo chanter
  3. Nathan Wahlgren, Philomath, Oregon (Glengarry's March and Black Donald's March to Inverlochy). Prize: a copy of Jim McIntosh’s book
  4. Bruce Locken Fair Oaks, California (Lament of the Old Sword and MacGregor's Salute). Prize: a copy of Binneas is Boreraig, College of Piping

1 Stuart Liddell
2 Callum Beaumont
3 Willie McCallum
4 Angus MacColl

1 willie McCallum
2 Stuart Liddell
3 Angus MacColl
4 Finlay Johnston

Horn pipe & Jig
1 Angus MacColl
2 Stuart Liddell
3 Finlay Johnston
4 Gordon McCready

1st overall Stuart Liddell
2nd overall Willie McCallum

spa2Results of the Adult Amateur and Veterans Contest which was held on 26th March

1 Stewart Gaudin
2 Andrew Park
3 Dagmar Pesta

1 Iain MacIntyre
2 Andrew Park
3 Anne Lore

1 Andrew Park
2 Iain MacIntyre
3 Stewart Gaudin

Veterans (slow air & march)
1 Brian Mulhearn
2 Graham Alexander
3 Iain Darroch

Overall (SPA Shield): Andrew Park
Best Slow Air (James Graham Shield): Graham Alexander
Adjudicator: Ronald MacShannon

2016 Duncan Johnstone Memorial Results

Charles MacDonald

Charles MacDonald

B Ceòl Mor

  1. Charles MacDonald
  2. Douglas Gardiner
  3. Ross Cowan
  4. Calum Watson
  5. Gavin Ferguson


  1. Connor Sinclair
  2. Callum Moffat
  3. Matt Wilson
  4. Kris Coyle
  5. Andrew Wilson

C Ceòl Mor

  1. Connor Jardine
  2. Andrew Bova
  3. Alex Gehrig
  4. Ben Mulhearn
  5. Alastair Donaghy


  1. Ross MacKay
  2. Brighde Chaimbeul
  3. Chris Lee
  4. Connor Jardine
  5. Ciaren Ross


  1. Jonathon Simpson
  2. Ross Cowan
  3. Matt Fraser
  4. Calum Watson
  5. Brighde Chaimbeul

Charles MacDonald (Ceòl Mor preference)

Callum Beaumont wins the Uist & Barra

IMG_4080Callum Beaumont won the Glasgow Uist and Barra Association’s annual piping competition. The first prestigious solo piping contest of the year was held today at a packed College of Piping and it was the lad from Bo’ness who lifted the Charles Hepburn Bowl for the overall winner. Callum took the ceòl mòr with The Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairack while Finlay Johnston won the MSR. Alasdair Henderson won the Hornpipe and Jig.

One invited piper, Niall Stewart didn’t make the competition due to tonsillitis.

Prior to the presentation of prizes by Catriona Garbutt, a short recital was given by the winner of last year’s Flora MacDonald Piping Competition, Fiona MacLean (nee MacKay) of Benbecula, formerly of Alness. Fiona is an ex-pupil of John D. Burgess.

Tunes played:

Finlay Johnston (The King’s Taxes)
Glenn Brown (Rory MacLoud’s Lament)
Gordon McCready (Lord Lovat’s Lament)
Callum Beaumont (The Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairack)
Roderick MacLeod (The Old Men of the Shells)
Cameron Drummond (The Battle of the Pass of Crieff)
William McCallum (The Rout of the Lowland Captain)
William Geddes (The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute)
P.M. Gordon Walker (The Battle of Auldearn, No.2)
Alasdair Henderson (The Battle of Waternish)
Angus MacColl (I Gave a Kiss to the King’s Hand)
Faye Henderson (The Stewarts’ White Banner)
Stuart Liddell (Colin Roy McKenzie’s Lament)
Douglas Murray (Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart, No.2)

Alasdair Henderson (Col. MacLean of Ardgour, The Piper’s Bonnet, The Sheepwife)
Douglas Murray (The Highland Wedding, Dora MacLeod, The Rejected Suitor)
William McCallum (The Crags of Stirling, MacBeth’s Strathspey, Lt. Col. DJS Murray)
Angus MacColl (Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, The Caledonian Society of London, Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree)
Stuart Liddell (The Pap of Glencoe, Lady Louden, The Smith of Chilliechassie)
William Geddes (The Taking of Beaumont Hamel, John Roy Stewart, Peter McFarquhar)
Cameron Drummod (The Lochaber Gathering, P.M. Hector MacLean, The Little Cascade)
Roderick MacLeod (Hugh Kennedy, Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch)
Gordon McCready (Knightswood Cèilidh, Tulloch Castle, Loch Carron)
Callum Beaumont (Mrs John MacColl, Catlodge, John Morrison of Assynt House)
Glenn Brown (Donald MacLellan of Rothesay, Sandy MacPherson, Kalabakan)
Finlay Johnston (Abercairney Highlanders, The Islay Ball, Thompson’s Dirk).

Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, 41st Annual Junior Piping & Drumming Contest
Pitlochry High School, Pitlochry
January 16


Chanter, 10 years and under – 1. Cailem Townsley, Perth; 2. Annabel Charlton, Pitlochry; 3. Eilidh Jarrett, Boarhills; 4. Wallace Mackie, Crieff; 5.= Brodie Barrie, Pitlochry and Stan Brodie; 6.= Eliza Farron and Andrew Bryce.

Chanter, 10-11 years – 1. Darragh Gray, Pitlochry; 2. Lucy Jamieson, Abernethy; 3. Henry Farron, Blair Atholl; 4. Kyle Lamond; 5. Keeley Purves; 6. Logan Jamieson, Perth.

Chanter, 12-18 years – 1. Jamie Sinclair, Dundee; 2. Fraser Cumming, Pitlessie; 3. Ellie Cudworth, Pitlochry; 4.= Hazel Bennet, Kinross and Finlay Hodgson, Birnam; 5.= Kieran Porter and Shaun Roberts, Pitlochry.

Novice, 12 years and under – 1. Duncan Kilpatrick, Crieff; 2. Roddy Kilpatrick, Crieff; 3. Cameron Stewart, Crieff; 4. Jamie Sinclair, Dundee; 5. Jamie Pool, Crieff; 6. Kieran Porter, Crieff.

Novice, 13-18 years – 1. Jason Townsley, Bankfoot; 2. Archie McNab, Methven; 3. Max Crawford, Kinross; 4. Lewis Duncan, Perth; 5. Robbie Coupar, Dundee.

Under 15 years – 1. Brogan Townsley, Perth (Lament for Donald of Laggan); 2. Archie Clark, Crieff (Marquis of Argyle’s Salute).

15-18 years – 1. Jordan Ednie, Monifieth (The Little Spree); 2. Cameron Weir, Dundee (Massacre of Glencoe); 3. Cameron Bullard, Glenalmond College; 4. Owen Sweeney, Carnoustie (Lament for the Viscount of Dundee); 5. Aaron Bryce, Perth (Corrienessan’s Salute).

Under 15 years – 1. Archie McNab (Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban); 2. Jason Townsley, Bankfoot (The Taking of Beaumont Hamel); 3. Brogan Townsley (The Taking of Beaumont Hamel); 4. Jack Liddle, Perth (Corriechollie/Teribus); 5.= Max Crawford (Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban) and Gregor Cochrane (Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering); 6.= Cameron Stewart (Norman Orr Ewing) and Archie Clark (Millbank Cottage).

March, Strathspey & Reel, 15-18 years – 1. Douglas Mair, Kinross; 2. Owen Sweeney; 3. Cameron Weir, Dundee; 4. Aaron Bryce; 5. Hector Prestige, Glenalmond College.

Jig, under 15 years – 1. Brogan Townsley; 2. Jack Liddle.

Angus MacColl wins the SPA Knockout third round

IMG_3672 Angus MacColl won the third heat of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s Knockout series of competitions for the Piping Times Trophy. An enthusiastic crowd put the Benderloch piper ahead of Dunoon’s Alasdair Henderson.

The all-Argyll heat was held at the College of Piping on January 9 and was again streamed live over the internet.

Angus goes through to the semi-finals along with the winners of the first two heats, John Patrick and Stuart Liddell.

The next heat will be held at the College of PIping in early February, the date still be finalised. The pipers playing on that night will be Steven Leask and Dougie Murray.

The final is in May.

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Callum Moffat

Callum Moffat

Scots Guards Club Knockout

Callum Moffat won through to the next round of the Club piping KO against Greig Canning, both pipers produced an excellent afternoon of piping before a very good audience.
Next up on the 13th December is Scott Barrie and Andrew Wright.

Angus MacColl is the winner of this years Glenfiddich

Angus MacColl is the winner of this years Glenfiddich. Piobaireachd 1. Stuart Liddell (Lament for the Laird of Anapool) 2. Angus MacColl (The Red Speckled Bull) 3. Roddy MacLeod (The Old Men of the Shells) 4. William McCallum (The Earl of Ross’s March) 5. Finlay Johnston (Lament for the Union). MSR 1. Angus MacColl (MacLean…
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Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2015

The Glenfiddich Piping Championship, was established in 1974 to inspire and stimulate the world’s finest individual pipers, and to seek the best overall exponents of ceol mor or piobaireachd (the great music) and ceol beag (the little music).

The 42nd Glenfiddich Piping Championship takes place on Saturday, 24th of October in Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, commencing promptly at 10am.

Invited to compete are

  • Callum Beaumont
  • Bruce Gandy
  • Finlay Johnston
  • Jack Lee
  • Stuart Liddell
  • William McCallum
  • Angus MacColl
  • Roderick MacLeod
  • John-Angus Smith
  • Iain Speirs

The Piobaireachd Judges

Ian Morrison
John Wilson
William Wotherspoon

The March, Strathspey & Reel Judges

Colin MacLellan
Ian McLellan
Andrew Wright

Fear an Tighe

Bob Worrall

Tickets are available on Saturday, 24th of October, at Blair Castle, priced £15.

Further information from Liz Maxwell. Telephone: 0845 602 1974. Email: