The annual professional competition run by the Scottish Pipers’ Association was held at the Piping Centre in Glasgow today (Apr.30). There were low entries in the P/A/Open Piobaireachd but a healthy number of pipers elsewhere.
SPA President Logan Tannock thanked the sponsors, the Piobaireachd Society and McCallum Bagpipes, for their financial support for the contest, the first live professional solo event in Scotland this year.
P/A/Open Piob (four tunes):
1 William Geddes, Old Men of the Shells
2 Steven Leask, Big Spree
3 Ben Duncan, Lord Lovat’s Lament
Judges: A Forbes, D Fraser
Open March (three tunes):
1 John Dew
2 Steven Gray
3 Greig Canning
4 Callum Wynd
5 Jamie Elder
6 Fraser Allison
Open S&R (three tunes of each):
1 Callum Brown
2 Steven Gray
3 Fraser Allison
4 Jamie Elder
5 Brodie Watson-Massey
Open light music judges: J Banks, R Huth; previous winners of Open light music events excluded.
B Piob (three tunes)
1 Greig Canning
2 Brodie Watson-Massey
3 John Dew
Judges: M Henderson, R Livingstone
6/8 March (played during the warm up for the piobaireachd): Ben Duncan
MSR Former Winners:
1 John Dew
2 Steven Leask
3 Ben Duncan
Judges: J Banks, M Henderson
C Grade Piob (three tunes)
1 Kyle Shead
2 James McPetrie
3 Gregor McCulloch
Judges: L Barclay, P Henderson
C March (three tunes)
1 Stuart McCallum
2 Cameron May
3 Kyle Shead
C S&R (three tunes of each)
1 Stuart mcCallum
2 Kyle Shead
3 Cameron May
C grade light music judges: R Barnes, P Hunt
Open Contest Events:
- Piobaireachd: Donald MacLeod Trophy. 3 prizes £100, £70, £40; 5 places; submit 4 tunes.
- March: Donald MacDougall Trophy. 3 prizes £80, £60, £30; 5 places. Previous winners excluded. Submit 4 tunes, one to be played.
- Strathspey & Reel: Duncan MacIntyre Trophy. 3 prizes £80, £60, £30; 5 places; previous winners excluded; submit 4 of each, one of each to be played.
- MSR for Former Winners of Events 2 or 3: Eachann Caimbeul Trophy. 3 prizes: £100, £70, £40; submit 4 of each, two of each to be played once over.
- 6/8 March: Duncan MacFadyen Memorial Trophy. One Prize of £50. Own choice 6/8 to be played during the tuning time for the Piobaireachd
B/C Contest Events:
- B Piobaireachd: 3 prizes £80, £50, £30; 5 places; submit 3 tunes, one to be played.
- B March: 3 prizes £50, £30, £25; 5 places; submit 3 tunes, one to be played.
- B Strathspey & Reel: 3 prizes: £50, £30, £25; 5 places; submit 3 of each, one of each to be played.
- C Piobaireachd: 3 prizes £70, £40, £20; 5 places; submit 3 tunes, one to be played.
- C March: 3 prizes £40, £25, £20; 5 places; submit 3 tunes, one to be played.
- C Strathspey & Reel: 3 prizes. £40, £25, £20; 5 places; submit 3 of each, one of each to be played.