Uist & Barra Draw and Tune Selections

Judges and competitors at the 2015 U&B

The Uist and Barra is the first major professional solo piping event of the year. It takes place on Saturday (March 4) in the Piping Centre, McPhater Street, Glasgow.

Thirteen pipers have been invited to take part. For what is probably the first time at the U&B, a father and son will compete in the same competition: Angus J and Angus D MacColl.

Here is the order in which competitors will play, and the tunes, chosen by the U&B committee, they will perform:

Callum Beaumont: Piob. – Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy; MSR – Rosshire Volunteers, Cameronian Rant, Drumlithie; H&J – Michael Grey, Dunrovin Farm

Jamie Forrester: Piob. – MacKintosh of Borlum’s Salute; MSR – Braes of Castle Grant, Delvinside, Peter MacKinnon of Skeabost; H&J – Stornoway Hornpipe, Miss Ida MacVarish

Sandy Cameron: Piob. – Battle of the Pass of Crieff; MSR – P/M John Stewart, Lady Louden, Sandy Cameron; H&J – Crossing the Minch, Donald MacKillop

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Iain Speirs: Piob. – I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand; MSR – Duke of Roxburgh, Tulloch Castle, Smith of Chilliechassie; H&J – Arthuir Gillies, Angus John MacNeill of Barra

Sarah Muir: Piob. – Old Men of the Shells; MSR – Donald MacLellan of Rothesay, Arniston Castle, Dr MacPhail; H&J – The Sorcerer, Echoes of Oban

Craig Sutherland: Piob. – Park Piobaireachd No.2; MSR – MacLean of Pennycross, Islay Ball, John Morrison, Assynt House; H&J – The Gladiator, Donald Cameron’s Powderhorn

Finlay Johnston: Piob. – Battle of Auldearn No.2; MSR – Maj. Manson at Clachantrushal, Cat Lodge, Brown Haired Maid; H&J – P/M George Allan, Tucker’s Tales

Connor Sinclair: Piob. – Lament for the Viscount of Dundee; MSR – David Ross of Rosehall, Piper’s Bonnet, Broadford Bay; H&J – Jack Adrift, Inspector Donald Campbell, Ness

Angus J MacColl: Piob. – Earl of Seaforth’s Salute; MSR – John MacFadyen of Melfort, Dora MacLeod, Pretty Marion; H&J – Jock the Coalman, Dr Flora MacAulay

Roderick MacLeod: Piob. – Lament for MacSwan of Roaig; MSR – Clan MacColl, Shepherd’s Crook, Sheepwife; H&J – Piper’s Controversy, Donnie MacGregor

William McCallum: Piob. – Raising of the Standard at Glenfinnan; MSR – Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling, Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch, John MacKechnie; H&J – Lucy Cassidy, Over to Uist

Angus D MacColl: Piob. – End of the Great Bridge; MSR – Mrs John MacColl, Atholl Cummers, Rejected Suitor; H&J – Redondo Beach, Glen Orchy

John Mulhearn: Piob. – Queen Anne’s Lament; MSR – P/M Roderick MacLeod, John MacDougall Gillies, Ca’ the Ewes; H&J – The Idle Pint, Chloe’s Passion

The competition begins at 9am. Admission at the door. The Glasgow Highland Club Medal will be presented to the winner in the ceòl mòr. The judges for all events are: I Duncan, W Morrison and R Wallace.

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