|nic a' phlutes
Posted: 01-Nov-2010 10:58
Congratulations to master piper Angus MacColl who won the Glenfiddich Piping Championship for the third time, beating last year's champion, Stuart Liddell, who was runner up.
The finalists included Faye Anderson, who is the first woman in over 20 years to make the final - and she's only 18!
BRUCE GANDY - Canada
Posted: 02-Nov-2010 16:01
Faye is the first ever female to win a Gold Medal for piobaireachd, although not the first who could've, had women been allowed to enter, and judged on merit.
Posted: 03-Nov-2010 13:53
So would it be right to say that Scotland has the majority of the best pipers in the world but not the best bands?
Posted: 04-Nov-2010 03:24
Well my 4 favourite pipers are all Scottish.
Angus MacColl - The best for 2/4s and 6/8s
Iain the Whaler - The best for wee strathpeys, reels and general diversity
Allan the Whaler - The best for genuine knowledge depth of his subject and the talent to perform as well articulate logical, insightful and blatantly bloody obvious theories on the background of pibroch
Angus the Whaler - The best for interesting and quality repertoire.
And all of them fantastic composers and all dangerouslly good crack!
Posted: 04-Nov-2010 10:22
In the overall result, the top three places all went to Argyll pipers, all of them from piping dynasties, Willie McCallum being placed third.
Posted: 04-Nov-2010 10:49
Just another wee note - Faye Henderson's sister Fiona was in the Fiddle Championship the next day.
Quite amazing to have sisters in both compeitions and at the same time!
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