Chatsworth Country Fair Dates for 2017

The Chatsworth Country Fair will be held between Friday, 1 and Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) events and Juvenile solo contests will be held on Saturday 2nd September, with the pipe band and professional solo contests on Sunday, 3 September.

The CLASP at the Piobaireachd Society Conference 2017

There will be a short presentation on Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) on the 25th March, 2017, as part of the Piobaireached Society Conference, followed by a performance of Set Tunes by the Grade 2 and Grade 1 current CLASP winners, Gill Cairns (List 2) and Gordon Hislop (List 1). This event is open to all and will take place at the Birnam Hotel, Dunkeld.

The CLASP London Results 2016

It was a great weekend for the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) in London at the Scottish Piping Society of London’s Annual Competition. Pictured is Andrea Zingg who won the Grade 1 Piobaireachd event. The full results were as follows:

Overall Winners
Grade 3 Andrew Richardson
Grade 2 Con Houlihan
Grade 1 Andrew Park

Grade 3 Piobaireachd (Ground)
1st Bill Copland
2nd James Hanlon
3rd Alfred Graf

Grade 3 Full Piobaireachd
1st Neil Scotland
2nd Bill Copland
3rd Andrew Ricahardson

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1st James Carnegie
2nd Tom Broderick
3rd Lachlan MacDonald

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
1st Andrea Zingg
2nd Andrew Park
3rd Bradley Boxall

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Andrew Richardson
2nd Joris Panis
3rd Lachlan MacDonald

Grade 3 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Joris Panis
2nd Andrew Richardson
3rd Lachlan MacDonald

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Con Houlihan
2nd Bradley Boxall
3rd Andrea Zingg

Grade 2 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Bradley Boxall
2nd Con Houlihan
3rd Andrea Zingg

Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Enora Morice
2nd Andrew Park
3rd Robert Frater

Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Enora Morice
2nd Andrew Park
3rd Len Durham

Scottish Piping Society of London Annual Competition – Results

The Annual Scottish Piping Society of London competition took place on Saturday 05 November. The full results are:

 

Bratach Gorm
1st Callum Beaumont
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Jack Lee, Surrey
4th Iain Speirs
5th Faye Henderson

Open Piobaireachd – William Gillies Memorial
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Alan Bevan
4th Callum Beaumont
5th Jamie Forrester

Premier and A-Grade
MSR – London Medallion / John MacFadyen Quaich
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Callum Beaumont
5th Iain Speirs

March – J.B. Robertson Rose Bowl
1st Roddy MacLeod
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Cameron Drummond
5th Finlay Johnston

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Cameron Drummond
3rd Steven Gray

A-Grade
Piobaireachd – R.G. Lawrie Ram’s Horn Snuff Mull
1st Darach Urquhart, Glasgow
2nd Nick Hudson, Pittsburgh
3rd Xavier Boderiou, Brittany
4th Mike Fitzenhry, London
5th Derek Midgley, New Jersey

MSR – Strachan Cup
1st Sarah Muir, Glasgow
2nd Nick Hudson
3rd Darach Urquhart
4th Jamie Forrester
5th Graham Drummond

Hornpipe & Jig – Mary Flora Beaton Cup
1st Graham Drummond
2nd Jamie Forrester
3rd Nick Hudson

B-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Calum Watson
2nd Andrew Donlon
3rd Matt Pantaleoni
4th Bruce MacDonald
5th Anna Kummerlow

MSR
1st Callum Moffatt
2nd Andrew Wilson
3rd Sandy Cameron
4th Jamie Elder
5th Ross Cowan

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Donlon
2nd Greig Canning
3rd Jonathan Simpson

C-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Alex Gehrig
2nd Chris Lee, Hong Kong
3rd Calum Brown, Aboyne, Scotland
4th Richard McGrath, Northern Ireland
5th Joanne Guillox

MSR
1st Richard McGrath
2nd Eddie Gaul
3rd Dan Nevans
4th John McElmurry
5th Connor Jardine

There was also a CLASP competition. Results for this will be posted on the CLASP website shortly.

The 2016 Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships Results

The National Piping Centre was delighted to support the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships, which took place at Blair Castle on Saturday 29 October 2016. The results couldnt have been closer, with a 3 way tie on points, so the overall champion was decided on Piobaireachd preference – with a 5th Overall title and 10th Piobaireachd win for our Principle, Roddy MacLeod.

There were also prizes for our tutors Finlay Johnston and Willie McCallum!

The full results were:

Overall:
1st – Roddy MacLeod
2nd – Willie McCallum
3rd – Bruce Gandy

Piobaireachd
1st – Roddy MacLeod
2nd – Stuart Liddell
3rd – Iain Spiers
4th – Jack Lee
5th – Bruce Gandy

March, Strathspey and Reel
1st – Willie McCallum
2nd – Bruce Gandy
3rd – Angus MacColl
4th – Finlay Johnston
5th – Iain Spiers

Congratulations to all those who took part on a fantastic event.

 

Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships – Livestream

The Livestream for the 43rd Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships is available on our website here from 10am on Saturday 29th October.

The 10 featured pipers this year are:

Bruce Gandy
Alasdair Henderson
Finlay Johnston
Jack Lee
Stuart Liddell
Angus MacColl
William McCallum
Ian K. MacDonald
Roddy MacLeod MBE
Iain Spiers

Judges will be
Piobaireachd
Iain MacFadyen
William Morrison
Jack Taylor

March, Strathspey and Reel
Ian Duncan
Ian MacLellan
Iain Morrison

The draw for the event will be done shortly before the event commences.

Head over to www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/livestream to see all the action from 10am on Saturday 29th October

Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping, Ayrshire – Results

The Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping, which ran on Saturday 15 October in Auchenharvie Academy in Stevenston had over 200 entries playing in seven different arenas and covering twenty different disciplines – which all went like clockwork.The date of next year’s competition will be Saturday 21st October 2017, which will be the event’s 15th Anniversary.

Here are the results:

1 Winner 10 yrs & Under :- Chanter  – Gregor Grierson,  Dumfries
Runner-Up 10 yrs & Under :- Chanter  – Fraser Hamilton,  Boghall & Bathgate
Third Place 10 yrs & Under :- Chanter – Faseer Smith, Glasgow

2 Winner 11 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest
Runner-Up 11 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest
Third Place 11 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest

3 Winner 12 yrs & Under :- Chanter – MacKenzie Smith, Troon Blackrock
Runner-Up 12 yrs & Under :- Chanter – Ross Connick, Largs BBs
Third Place 12 yrs & Under :- Chanter – Cameron Todd, 1st Troon BBs

4 Winner 13 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest
Runner-Up 13 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest
Third Place 13 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Contest

5a Winner 14 yrs & Under :- Chanter – Morgan Strugeon, Ayr Pipe Band
Runner-Up 14 yrs & Under :- Chanter – Andrew Mitchell, Caledonian Piping Club
Third Place 14 yrs & Under :- Chanter No Entry

5b Winner Open Slow Air :- Chanter – Fraser Hamilton, Boghall & Bathgate
Runner-Up Open Slow Air :- Chanter – Gregor Grierson, Dumfries
Third Place Open Slow Air :- Chanter – Faseer Smith, Glasgow

Chanter Champion – Gregor Grierson, Dumfries
‘Best Prospect’ :- Chanter – Heather McKean, Corberry Park Pipers

6 Winner 10 yrs & Under :- Piping – Annabel Charlton, Vale of Atholl
Runner-Up 10 yrs & Under :- Piping – Ewan Allen, Boghall & Bathgate
Third Place 10 yrs & Under :- Piping – Corey Anderson, Corberry Park Pipers

7 Winner 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Amy McIntyre, North Lanark Schools
Runner-Up 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Corey Anderson,  Corberry Park Pipers
Third Place 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Ewan Allen, Boghall & Bathgate
Fourh Place 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Annabel Charlton, Vale of Atholl
Fifth Place 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Molly Robertson, Corberry Park Pipers
Sixth Place 11 yrs & Under :- Piping – Billlie Smith, Corberry Park Pipers

8 Winner 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Archie Clark Crieff
Runner-Up 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Rebecca Walker Annan
Third Place 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Billlie Smith Corberry Park Pipers
Fourh Place 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Andrew McCrindle Johnstone PB
Fifth Place 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Neil Martin North Lanark Schools
Sixth Place 12 yrs & Under :- Piping Amy McIntyre North Lanark Schools
Best in Branch Teagan Harley Ayr

9 Winner 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Hazel Whyte North Lanark Schools
Runner-Up 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Archie Clark Crieff
Third Place 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Ruari Buchan Johnstone PB
Fourh Place 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Andrew McCrindle Johnstone PB
Fifth Place 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Rebecca Walker Annan
Sixth Place 13 yrs & Under :- Piping Calum Norrington Kilmarnock

10 Winner 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Brodie Watson-Massey George Heriots HS
Runner-Up 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Andrew Fergison Dollar Academy
Third Place 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Luke Kennedy Strathaven
Fourh Place 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Ross Connnor Campbeltown
Fifth Place 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Christopher Happs Midlothian
Sixth Place 14 yrs & Under :- Piping Max Grieve Johnstone PB
Best in Branch Tia McLanaghan Ayr PB

11a Winner 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Ross Connnor Campbeltown
Runner-Up 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Luke Shearer N. Lanark Schools PB
Third Place 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Brodie Watson-Massey George Heriots HS
Fourh Place 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Ryan Cupples-Menedez Prison Service N.I.
Fifth Place 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Jamie Niall Campbell Strachur
Sixth Place 15 yrs & Under :- Piping/March Ruairidh Brown Dunblane

11b Winner 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Brodie Watson-Massey George Heriots HS
Runner-Up 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Ruairidh Brown Dunblane
Third Place 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Ryan Cupples-Menedez Prison Service N.I.
Fourh Place 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Andrew Fergison Dollar Academy
Fifth Place 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Christopher Happs Midlothian
Sixth Place 15 yrs Under :- Piping-Strath/Reel Luke Kennedy Strathaven

12 Winner 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Robbie MacIsaac Scottish Power
Runner-Up 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Jamie Niall Campbell Strachur
Third Place 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Ryan Cupples-Menedez Prison Service N.I.
Fourh Place 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Lewis Russell W. Lothian Schools
Fifth Place 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Ruairidh Brown Dunblane
Sixth Place 16 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Luke Shearer N. Lanark Schools PB
Best in Branch Ben Saboulis Irvine

13 Winner 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Robbie MacIsaac Scottish Power
Runner-Up 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Harry McLachlan Aberfeldy
Third Place 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Lani O’Neill Corberry Park Pipirs
Fourh Place 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Douglas Mair Boghall & Bathgate
Fifth Place 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Finlay Frame Johnstone PB
Sixth Place 17 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Erin Ritchie Preston Lodge HS

14 Winner 18 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Harry McLachlan Aberfeldy
Runner-Up 18 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Douglas Mair Boghall & Bathgate
Third Place 18 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Lani O’Neill Corberry Park Pipirs
Fourh Place 18 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Finlay Frame Johnstone PB
Fifth Place 18 yrs & Under :- Piping – MSR Christopher Rimicans Johnstone PB

15a Winner Under 16 Junior Pibroch Brodie Watson-Massey George Heriots HS
Runner-Up Under 16 Junior Pibroch Archie Clark Crieff
Third Place Under 16 Junior Pibroch Robert Allen N. Lanark Schools PB
Fourh Place Under 16 Junior Pibroch Thomas Young Dunoon Grammar School
Fifth Place Under 16 Junior Pibroch Amy McIntyre N. Lanark Schools PB
Sixth Place Under 16 Junior Pibroch Luke Kennedy Strathaven

15b Winner Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Andrew Ferguson Dollar Academy
Runner-Up Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Luke Shearer N. Lanark Schools PB
Third Place Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Ryan Cupples-Menedez Prison Service N.I.
Fourh Place Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Lewis Russell W. Lothian Schools
Fifth Place Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Ian Hamilton Boghall & Bathgate
Sixth Place Under 17 Intermediate Pibroch Ross Conner Campbeltown

15c Winner Under 19 Senior Pibroch Harry McLachlan Aberfeldy
Runner-Up Under 19 Senior Pibroch Douglas Mair Boghall & Bathgate
Third Place Under 19 Senior Pibroch Lani O’Neill Corberry Park Pipirs
Fourh Place Under 19 Senior Pibroch Finlay Frame Johnstone PB

16 Winner Open Jig – Colin McCallum Trophy Harry McLachlan Aberfeldy
Runner-Up Open Jig – Eliz. Bocquel Trophy Brodie Watson-Massey George Heriots HS
Third Place Open Jig – Tom Martin Trophy Douglas Mair Boghall & Bathgate
Fourh Place Open Jig – Marshall Trophy Robbie MacIsaac Scottish Power

Best Presented Event 11b James Forrest Lomond & Clyde
Piper – Not in the Prize List

Junior Champion Robbie MacIsaac Stirling & District Schools

Senior Champion Harry McLachlan Aberfeldy