Skye Gathering 2019 Full Results, Weds Ceol Beag Added

Winner of the 2019 Dunvegan Medal, Sarah Muir

The annual Skye Gathering Piping Competitions began yesterday in Portree. Twenty played in the Dunvegan Medal contest for which pipers have to submit four MacCrimmon tunes. The winner of the 2019 Medal, Sarah Muir, is pictured above courtesy Cailean Maclean, Skye Media.

Dunvegan Medal
1 Sarah Muir, Lament for the Earl of Antrim
2 Steven Leask, Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck
3 Andrew Ferguson, Earl of Ross’s March
4 John Dew, Rory MacLoude’s Lament
5 Anna Kummerlöw, A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick

Judges: A Forbes, M McRae, J Wilson

6/8 March
1 Derek Midgley
2 Jamie Forrester
3 Finlay Cameron
4 Jamie Elder
5 John Dew
H&J
1 Jamie Forrester
2 Brodie Watson-Massey
3 Finlay Cameron
4 Steven Leask
5 Greig Canning
Judges: I MacFadyen, I Morrison

Col. Jock MacDonald Clasp for former winners of the Dunvegan Medal
1 Jamie Forrester, Earl of Ross’s March
2 Sarah Muir, Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay
3 Derek Midgley, MacLeod of Colbeck’s Lament
4 Simon McKerral, Mrs MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute



Kemble Star March
1 John Dew
2 Finlay Cameron
3 Steven Leask
4 Greig Canning
5 Eddie Gaul
6 Derek Midgely

Peter MacFarquhar Star S&R
1 Sarah Muir
2 Finlay Cameron
3 Steven Leask
4 Simon McKerrel
5 Connor Kellet
6 Robert Gibb

Judges for light music heats: I MacFadyen, M McRae (Heat 1), I Morrison, J Wilson (Heat 2). These judges formed the bench for the final.

Ceòl Mòr – Open Under-18
1 Archie Maclean, Edinbane, Skye
2 Eòsaph Caimbeul, Kyle
3 Thomas Young, Dunoon
Judge: Archie Maclean, Inverness.

Junior prizewinners at Skye with Lord Godfrey MacDonald (centre)who presented the prizes on behalf of the Clan Donald Lands Trust and judge Archie Maclean far right

March Strathspey & Reel – Open Under-18
1 Thomas Young, Dunoon
2 Ciaran Kellet, Kyle
3 Hector Finlayson, Kyle
Judge: Archie Maclean, Inverness. 

Highland Society of London Prize (£250) for best overall piper: Sarah Muir
Dr Alan MacDonald Cup for best in light music (£200): Finlay Cameron
Finlay MacRae Trophy for best local piper: Connor Kellett


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