Lonach Games Results

His Majesty King Charles visited Lonach Games in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, today (Aug.26) to mark the 200th anniversary of the formation of the Lonach Friendly Society, the Games’ promoters.

He was unfortunate to miss Andrew Donlon’s performance of Craigellachie, which gained him first prize in the Piobaireachd. Andrew’s long drive from Glasgow was well worth his while, for he was also Champion Piper of the Day. 

The newly instigated Charles Morrison Medal for Piobaireachd carried a £500 prize. Andrew is seen above receiving the medal from adjudicator Jack Taylor.

Piobaireachd, six tunes asked for
1 Andrew Donlon, Craigellachie
2 Angus MacPhee, I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand
3 Hamish Munro, Massacre of Glencoe 
4 John MacDonald, Tulloch Ard
5 Graeme Glass, Mary’s Praise

1 Andrew Donlon
2 Angus MacPhee
3 Hamish Munro
4 John MacDonald
5 Graeme Glass

Competitors Hamish Munro, Angus MacPhee and Andrew Donlon

1 Angus MacPhee
2 Andrew Donlon
3 Hamish Munro
5 Graeme Glass

Best tune composed by William Grant: 1 Andrew Donlon 2 Hamish Munro 3 John MacDonald 4 Graeme Glass

U18 Piobaireachd 
1 Lachlan Rennie, Corrienessan’s Salute
2 Hamish Addison, Too Long in this Condition
3 James Fraser, Struan Robertson’s Salute
4 Calan Daniels, Lament for Donald of Laggan
5 Rory Menzies, Lament for the Old Sword
6 Callum Pearson, Lament for Alasdair Dearg MacDonell of Glengarry

Champion Piper Andrew Donlon

March 14-18: 1 Calan Daniels 2 James Fraser 3 Jack Johnston 4 Craig Mitchell 5 Katelyn Keir 6 Hamish Addison
S&R 14-18: 1 Katelyn Keir 2 Calum Pearson 3 Craig Mitchell 4 Calan Daniels 5 Hamish Addison 6 Jack Johnson

U14 March: 1 Lachlan Rennie 2 Rory Menzies 3 Andrew Fraser 4 Sophie Bird 5 Andrew Fagan
U14 S&R: 1 Lachlan Rennie 2 Rory Menzies 3 Andrew Fraser 4 Sophie Bird 5 Andrew Fagan

Judges: L Barclay, A MacLean, S Samson, J Taylor, D Watson

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