London Competition Results (updated)

spsl logoAround 100 pipers gathered for the annual competition run by the Scottish Piping Society of London.

All grades of competitor were catered for over 16 contests for piobaireachd, March, Strathspeys and Reel and Hornpipe & Jig. The above picture shows prize winners Ally Henderson (JB Robertson March), Alastair Donaghy (C Grade MSR) and Greig Canning (B Garde Champion).

A wide range of expert adjudicators travelled south from Scotland to preside at this important gathering held in the Kensington Town Hall and Conference centre.

The top prize of the day for the Bratach Gorm went to Roderick MacLeod (playing the Donald MacLeod composition ‘A Son’s Salute to His Parents’), second Gordon Walker, third Callum Beaumont and fourth William McCallum. The judges for the Bratach were Jack Taylor, Neil Mulvie and William Wotherspoon. Six played. Despite this poor entry the adjudicators reported a high standard of performance. The competition, for modern tunes, attracted a crowd of 60.

Other results:

William Gillies Piob: 1 C Armstrong, Lord Lovat’s Lament 2 R MacLeod, Isabel MacKay 3 C Drummond 4 W McCallum 5 J Forrester. Again the judges reported a high standard of play. Judges R Livingstone, J Wilson, A Wright

A Piob: 1 C Drummond 2 A Henderson 3 D Midgley 4 I Smith 5 P McCalister. Judges: H Jamieson, R MacShannon

B Piob: 1 X Bouderiou 2 G Canning 3 B McClamrock 4 N Hudson 5 R Cowan. Judges: A McLean, R Wallace

C Piob: R McKay 2 C Holmquist 3 J Simpson 4 J MacLeod 5 C Carswell. Judges: A Forbes, A Frater

Former Winners MSR: 1 C Beaumont 2 W McCallum 3 C Drummond 4 R MacLeod 5 G Brown
Judges: J Banks, W Cowan, R Worrall

JB Robertson March: 1 A Henderson 2 G Walker 3 C Beaumont 4 C Drummond 5 C Armstrong

Strachan Mem. MSR: 1 S Leask 2 J Hazzard 3 B McClamrock 4 R Miller 5 A McMichael. Judges: J Banks, W Cowan, R Worrall

B MSR: 1 L Dick 2 C Moffat 3 G Canning 4 A Hall 5 G Mulholland
Judges: E Anderson, D Ingram, C MacLellan

H McMillan Trophy: 1 C Watson 2 C Moffat 3 A Wilson
Judges: N Mulvie, J Taylor, W Wotherspoon

C MSR: 1 A Donaghy 2 E Gaul 3 R McKay 4 K Belcher 5 C Holmquist. Judges: H Jamieson, T Johnstone, R MacShannon

Beaton Jig: 1 C Beaumont 2 A Henderson 3 C Drummond
Judges: E Anderson, A Frater, I McLellan

B Jig: 1 S Leask 2 R Millar 3 A McMichael
Judges: E Anderson, A Frater, I McLellan

C H& J: 1 A Donnaghy 2 G McAllister 3 A Bell
Judges: R livingstone, J wilson, A Wright

Juv Piob: 1 C Craib 2 C Brown 3 K Shead
Judges: A Forbes, C MacLellan

Juv MSR: 1 C Brown 2 R McIsaac 3 H McLennan
Judges: N Mulvie, J Taylor, W Wotherspoon

Gaelic Air & Jig: 1 R McIsaac 2 C Brown 3 H McLennan

Raffle for £3,500 D Naill Bagpipes: W McCallum