Angus J MacColl
Lewis M Russell
Marion Macdonald, Publicist for the Festival has sent this: ‘This year the festival will host some of the best soloists in the Senior Piobaireachd section and also up and coming pipers from Lockerbie, Catrine, Dollar, Kinross and Co Down. There is also Gordon Bruce who graduated with a 1st Class honours degree in Scottish Music ( piping ) at the then RSAMD in 2007 being the first person to have achieved this. He has since won many competitions including at the Northern Meeting, the Argyllshire Gathering and HIMDF.’A newcomer is Anna Kummerlöw from Germany and in recent years she has been a regular competitor on the piping circuit. She has competed for The Dunvegan Medal at the Skye Gathering. She also won the piobaireachd in the Netherlands Pipe Band Association competition.
‘A well-known local teacher and performer is Angus J MacColl from a long line of famous MacColl pipers. Angus John has won many prestigious competitions including Pipe Idol in 2013. He has given a number of recitals, some with his father, Angus and has played with Capercaillie. Angus won the Dugald MacColl Memorial trophy at last year’s festival.
‘This year the Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary and we will beat our recent performer numbers of 1,100 entries in the 125 competitions! Come and join us celebrate the talent of our budding Highland Dancers, Fiddlers, Pipers, Pianists, Accordion and Clarsach players.’
Tickets for the festival are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 07510 841198 or see website www.obanfestival.org.’
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