This final video from the 1995 Northern Meeting is by cameraman Owen Nash, Manchester. It features pipers playing in the final of the Hornpipe & Jig contest that year.
They are Scott Drummond, Michael Elder, Allan Russell, and Gordon Duncan. There is a shot of the judges Messrs. Ronnie Morrison, Jimmy Young and Donald MacPherson.
Thanks again to John Don MacKenzie for the programme from the Argyllshire Gathering in 1990, writes the Editor.
I always find it interesting to look down the names; it fair jogs the memory.
Here we find Roy Gunn, New Zealand, such a larger than life character who added hugely to the piping scene in Scotland during his visits over.
There we have Tony Ho who did so much to promote piping in the former British colony of Hong Kong.
We see the names of Gold Medallists Iain Speirs and Stuart Shedden and South African Chris Terry who spent a small fortune travelling here to compete.
There is Colin Gemmell, a fine piper from British Columbia, and Anne Spalding who does such sterling work with the MacKenzie Caledonia band in Dundee.
Most poignant to read the late Andrew Bonar’s name and there’s Jacky Pincet the doyen of Breton pipers.
And what about Iain Donaldson? Is that the same Iain who has done so well with his band and teaching programme in Dunedin in Florida?
Madonna’s piper Lorne Cousin is there as are the US’s John Higgins, Chris Jensen, Brad Davidson and Australia’s Mark MacKenzie.
Nearer to home we have Clive Douglas, Michael Gray, Alison Campbell, John Don himself, Bobby Burns and Jimmy Hood – and apologies to those not mentioned.
• See other lists from the same programme here.