Birnam Games

Healthy entry: 20 registered,18 played. Decent weather with only a little rain. Before announcing the March and Strathspey/Reel results, Piping Steward Elspeth Badger said to the competitors: ‘The judges wanted me to convey that it was a very difficult competition to judge. It was one of the highest standards they’ve seen in a while. Just because someone didn’t get a prize doesn’t mean they didn’t play well.’ And the piobaireachd judges commented: ‘It was a very good contest, a number of good tunes that didn’t make the prize list.’

Piobaireachd
1. Ben McClamrock, Red Speckled Bull
2. Andrew Wright, The Groat
3. Ursa Beckford, Unjust Incarceration
4. Graham Mulholland
5 Jonathan Greenlees, Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay
Judges: Gordon & Ronnie Clark

March winner, Eric Ouellette
March winner, Eric Ouellette

March:
1. Eric Ouellette
2. Chris Armstrong
3. Nick Hudson
4. Greig Canning
5. Jori Chisholm
Judges: Andrew Wright, George Lumsden

Strathspey & Reel
1. Ben McClamrock
2. Chris Armstrong
3. Nick Hudson
4. Eric Ouellette
5. Ursa Beckford
Judges: Andrew Wright, George Lumsden

Jori Chisholm playing in the jig...come on Barney it can't have been that bad!
Jori Chisholm playing in the jig…come on Barney it can’t have been that bad!

Jig
1. Darach Urquhart
2. Dan Lyden
3. Chris Armstrong
4. Eric Ouellette
5. Ursa Beckford
Judge: Robert Barnes

Overall Award: Chris Armstrong

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