2019 Donald MacLeod Memorial Results

The 26th Annual Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition was held today in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. A good crowd saw Finlay Johnston crowned Champion Piper. The event was live streamed over the internet. The competition is organised by the Lewis and Harris Piping Society.

1. Callum Beaumont
2. Stuart Liddell
3. Iain Speirs
4. Finlay Johnston

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March, Strathspey & Reel
1. Finlay Johnston
2. Roderick MacLeod
3. William McCallum
4. Stuart Liddell

Hornpipe & Jig (does not count towards overall)
1. Stuart Liddell
2. Finlay Johnston
3. Callum Beaumont
4. Roderick MacLeod

Overall: Finlay Johnston
Second Overall: Stuart Liddell

This year’s competition took place as usual in the Caladh Inn, Stornoway, from 9am. Invited pipers were Finlay Johnston, Iain Speirs, Stuart Liddell, Dr Peter McCalister, Roderick MacLeod, William McCallum, Callum Beaumont and Glenn Brown.

The judges were R Lightfoot, A MacDonald and J Wilson. Much of the music played was from the pen of P/M MacLeod. Check out the tunes played here.

Fear an Tigh: Dr John Smith. During a gap in the playing Dr Smith highlighted a new book by Jock Duncan, Gordon and Ian Duncan’s father. ‘Jock’s Jocks’ records reminiscences of Scottish soldiers from WW1 and is edited by Gary West of the BBC.

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