HIGHLAND SOCIETY OF LONDON MACGREGOR MEMORIAL PIOBAIREACHD COMPETITION 2016
The MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd competition will be held, as usual, in Oban on the first day of the Argyllshire Gathering, Wednesday 24th August 2016, writes Angus Nicol.
The competition is open to all pipers from anywhere in the world who are under 22 years of age on that date. CPA grading does not apply to this competition.
Would-be competitors may enter at www.obangames.com. Rules and competition details are documented. Should any intending competitors have any further questions, they may contact email@example.com Entries must be submitted not later than 30th April 2016.
There will also be an MSR competition for those who play in the MacGregor and are NOT in Grade B. This will take place on the Thursday, at Mossfield Park. Those intending to compete in this should submit three tunes of each kind and will be asked to play one of each.
The picture up top shows previous MacGregor winner Sandy Cameron with Angus Nicol.
Uist & Barra Piping Convenor John Angus Smith: Here is the running order for the Piob on Saturday with tunes selected – there is a different draw for the Ceol Beag.
1 Finlay Johnston, The King’s Taxes
2 Glenn Brown, Rory MacLoude’s Lament
3 Gordon McCready, Lord Lovat’s Lament
4 Callum Beaumont, The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairack
5 Roderick MacLeod, The Old Men of the Shells
6 Cameron Drummond, The Battle of the Pass of Crieff
7 William McCallum, The Rout of the Lowland Captain
8 William Geddes, The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute
9 Niall Stewart, The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy
10 Pipe Major Gordon Walker, The Battle of Auldearn No. 2
11 Alasdair Henderson, The Battle of Waternish
12 Angus MacColl, I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand
13 Faye Henderson, The Stewart’s White Banner
14 Stuart Liddell, Colin Roy McKenzie’s Lament
15 Douglas Murray, MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No. 2
John Angus added: ‘Iain Speirs gave us plenty of notice to withdraw – so we were able to invite Douglas Murray. The competition will be streamed through the CoP internet site as last year.’
Don’t miss Robert Wallace’s exclusive critique of the performances at the Uist and Barra. Stay tuned to Piping Press for his expert opinion and comments.