Rosneath Games Piping Competitions, 18/10/15. These piping events, cancelled last July due to inclement weather, were held at Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
Organiser Colina Helen Campbell said: ‘I should like to thank all the competitors, stewards and judges who supported the rescheduled Rosneath solo piping competition – it was very much appreciated. Thanks also to the janitor at Hermitage Academy for his excellent support and assistance on the day. Following the success of this competition, in an indoor venue for the first time, it has been decided to book Hermitage Academy as a back up venue for future years so that if the Games are cancelled due to inclement weather the solo piping will still go ahead on the original date.’
The above picture shows (l to r): Duncan Beattie, winner of the ‘B’ Piob, Alasdair Henderson, winner of the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy (yes, him) for ‘A’ Piob, Jonathan Greenlees winner of the ‘A’ Strathspey & Reel and Dr Peter McCalister runner-up in the ‘A’ Piob. Ally Henderson also won a new trophy, the Angus J MacLellan Memorial Shield for the Rosneath Champion Piper. The late Angus J. will be remembered by many of our readers. He was the first adjudicator at the Rosneath Games when they were instituted a few years back and it is fitting that he should have a trophy named in his memory.
Four tunes asked for
1 Alasdair Henderson, I Gave a Kiss to the King’s Hand
2 Peter McCalister, Battle of the Pass of Crieff
3 Darach Urquhart, Big Spree
4 Mike Fitzhenry, Lament for MacSwan of Roaig
Judges: W Morrison, T Speirs
1 Alasdair Henderson
2 Jonathan Greenlees
3 Donald MacPhee
4 Mike Fitzhenry
1 Jonathan Greenlees
2 Mike Fitzhenry
3 Peter Hunt
4 Steven Leask
Judges for ‘A’ light music: B Donaldson, A Frater
1 Duncan Beattie, I Gave a Kiss to the King’s Hand
2 Calum Watson, Hector MacLean’s Warning
3 Steven Leask, My King Has Landed in Moidart
4 Peter Hunt, Tulloch Ard
5 Katherine Belcher, Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay
Judges: R Livingstone, N Mulvie
1 Ross Miller
2 Duncan Beattie
3 Lachie Dick
4 Matt Fraser
5 John Cameron
1 Ross Miller
2 Matt Fraser
3 Calum Wynd
4 Calum Watson
Judges for ‘B’ light music: B Donaldson, A Frater
1 Jonathan Simpson, Lament for Donald of Laggan
2 John MacDonald, A Flame of Wrath
3 Ben Mulhearn, MacLeod’s Salute
4 Scott MacRae, Too Long in This Condition
Judges: D MacPhee, R Wallace
1 Scott MacRae
2 Ross MacKay
3 Ben Mulhearn
4 Greg MacAllister
1 Jonathan Simpson
2 Scott MacRae
3 Ross MacKay
4 John MacDonald
Judges for ‘C’ light music: W Morrison, T Speirs
Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping incorporating the Colin MacCallum Memorial Trophy, Auchenharvie Academy, Ardrossan Oct 18
There was a very large turnout of young pipers for this very well run junior competition held annually in North Ayrshire under the auspices of the Caledonian Piping Club.
The Junior Champion was Robbie MacIsaac, Stirling Schools PB and the Senior, John Campbell, Johnstone PB.
Leading bagpipe company RG Hardie & Co have rationalised their business arrangements bringing together the various strands of their operation under the one holding company. The company directors, Alastair Dunn and Bob Chalmers, will give further details at the start of next month.
Alastair is P/Sgt of World Championship winning band Field Marshal Montgomery.
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