Northern Meeting/Colchester Games/ JA MacLellan Competition

n-mtg-logoThe Northern Meeting have issued full details of this year’s forthcoming piping events. They are as follows:
Venue: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2015; Commencing 8.30am Thursday and Friday; Programme £5.00
Thursday 3 September – Senior Competition
From 8.30 PIOBAIREACHD – GOLD MEDAL
From 9.00 ‘A’ MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL
From 9.00 PIOBAIREACHD – SILVER MEDAL
From 18.00  FORMER WINNERS MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL
Friday 4 September – Senior Competition
From 8.30 PIOBAIREACHD – GOLD CLASP
From 11.00 HORNPIPE & JIG
From 10.00 ‘B’ HORNPIPE & JIG
From 10.00 ‘B’ MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL
About 17.00 PRIZE GIVING
Friday 4 September – Junior Competition
From 9.00 U15 & U18 PIOBAIREACHD
From 14.00 U15 & U18 MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL.
About 17.00 PRIZE GIVING
Prices
Thursday 3rd £15.00
Thursday evening only £7.50
Friday 4th £12.50
Thursday and Friday Two Day Ticket £25.00
Under 18s free for all eventsTickets on sale from the box office but are obtainable on the day from the reception. Contact details: pipingsecretary@northern-meeting.org . For further information about the competitions see www.northernmeetingpiping.com


Results from the ‘Scotland in Colchester’ piping competitions held June 14. Adjudicator for all events was Roderick Livingstone.

Open Piobaireachd
1. James Stewart – The MacKay’s Banner
2. Andrew Hall – The Battle of Auldearn No. 2
3. Peter Candy – Beloved Scotland

Amateur Piobaireachd
1. Calum Beck – Sir James MacDonald of the Isles
2. Rod Caird – Lament for Hugh
3. Lachlan MacDonald – The Marquis of Argyll’s Salute

Open MSR
1. Andrew Hall
2. James Stewart
3. Peter Candy

Amateur MSR
1. Stewart MacKenzie
2. Colin Taylor
3. Cameron Park

Amateur 2/4 March
1. Cameron Park
2. Stewart MacKenzie
3. Lachlan MacDonald

U-18 MSR
1. Kieran McAlea
2. Calum Beck
3. Hunter Davies

U-18 6/8 March
1. Kieran McAlea
2. Calum Beck
3. Hunter Davies

U-14 2/4 March
1. Hunter Davies
2. Abigail Kerr
3. Andrew Haig

U-14 Slow Air
1. Abigail Kerr
2. Andrew Haig


Colin MacLellan has sent this: ‘This year, the Trust has decided to hold the Dinner/Recital on Saturday 29th August, which is the weekend between the Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meeting (and also during the Edinburgh International Festival) – a date which we hope will allow the many international friends who have expressed great interest in attending but who so far have not been able to.

‘This year our recitalists, who will each play one of Captain MacLellan’s piobaireachd compositions, are Willie McCallum, Faye Henderson, Iain Speirs, and David Wilton. The Fear an Tighe is Euan Anderson, and the Adjudicator is Ronald MacShannon, assisted by Peter McCalister (reader).


‘Tickets at £35.00, which include a first class dinner, are available now, and can be had by replying to this e-mail to Colin MacLellan, or calling at 07528377704 who will be happy to send them out by post and collect either by PayPal or by cheque. The event, as usual, is being held at The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh.

‘We do hope you will be able to attend, or simply learn about the event through this notice. The cost of holding the dinner is far in excess of the ticket price, and so our thanks are due to Glenfiddich Piping and Fiddle for their generous sponsorship and also for including us on their list of competitions this year and in the future. We look forward as usual to a wonderful evening of music and companionship. Colin MacLellan, Secretary, The Captain John A MacLellan MBE Memorial Trust.’Slide1