By Dr Jack Taylor
Below are the the results from Saturday’s Aboyne Games online competitions, sponsored by George Strachan Ltd. I think it was judged a success, but everybody hopes not to be repeated.
Aboyne was chilly early on but warmer later. The committee, kilted and bonneted, gathered on a quiet Green, the flag was raised to Games Day at Aboyne, the Earl of Aboyne spoke elegantly, drams appeared from behind backs, a toast was proposed, the flag was lowered to Chris Armstrong’s Salute to the Front Line, and everybody went home.
The piping convenor and his team of stewards then called competitors worldwide on video and assisted them in recording their tunes.
1st Bruce Gandy – Lord Lovat’s Lament
2nd Jamie Forrester – Earl of Ross’s March
3rd Andy Rogers – Lament for the Union
4th Ben Duncan – Lord Lovat’s Lament
5th David Wilton – Lament for the Earl of Antrim.
Judges: I Duncan, S Samson, D Watson
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Fraser Allison
3rd Calum Brown
4th Ben Duncan
5th Teddy Krogh
Judges: M McRae, W Wotherspoon
Listen to Alex Gandy’s winning march, Morag Ramsay, by P/M Donald Shaw Ramsay:
Open Strathspey and Reel
1st John Dew
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alex Gandy
4th Ben Duncan
5th Calum Brown
Judges: M Henderson, W Wotherspoon
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Ben Duncan
Listen to John Dew’s winning S&R, The Falls of Forsy and Mrs MacPherson of Inveran:
Piobaireachd finalists: Andrew Rogers, Alex Gandy, Ben Duncan, Brodie Watson-Massey, Bruce Gandy, Calum Brown, David Wilton, Jamie Forrester, Jonathon Simpson, Liz Drury.
March finalists: Alex Gandy, Ben Duncan, Brodie Watson-Massey, Bruce Gandy, Callum Wynd, Calum Brown, Fraser Allison, Jonathon Simpson, Lachie Dick, Teddy Krogh.
Strathspey and Reel finalists: Alex Gandy, Andrew Donlon, Ben Duncan, Brodie Watson-Massey, Bruce Gandy, Calum Brown, Fraser Allison, John Dew, John MacDonald, Jonathon Simpson.