The Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2021 - Full Results
The overall champion of the prestigious Glenfiddich Piping Championship has been named as British Columbia piper Jack Lee, pictured above. (Photo Credit: Derek Maxwell Photography).
Third time overall champion Jack Lee went up against nine of the world’s greatest solo players at the renowned 48th annual competition at Blair Castle last night to claim the title.
The Silver Chanter 2021 winner Angus MacColl of Oban was crowned runner-up and 2019 title holder Finlay Johnston of Glasgow was third overall and the Piobaireachd winner. The MSR compeition winner was William McCallum of Bearsden.
Overall Winner, Jack Lee, said: “It's an absolute honour to be standing here with The Glenfiddich trophy. This is the third time I've had this and I can tell you it's a very sweet day.”
The full results were:
1. Finlay Johnston
2. Jack Lee
3. Angus MacColl
4. Callum Beaumont
5. Iain Speirs
Judges: John Wilson, Dr Jack Taylor and Captain Stuart Samson (Retd).
March, Strathspey and Reel (twice through each tune)
1. Willie McCallum
2. Angus MacColl
3. Jack Lee
4. Iain Speirs
5. Roddy MacLeod MBE
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison and Ian Duncan.
1. Jack Lee
2. Angus MacColl
3. Finlay Johnston
Also competing but not in the prizes were Stuart Liddell, Glenn Brown and Connor Sinclair.
The fear an tighe (emcee) was Bob Worrall.
Ticket Holders Prize Draw
We are delighted to announce the winners of the set of MacRae SL4 pipes from McCallum Bagpipes, replicas of the set that Stuart Liddel the 2020 defending champion plays, and a set of the Celtic Heritage Bagpipes from R.G Hardie and Co, as well as a Piping Live! 2022 festival pass were:
- William Kelly - Celtic Heritage Pipes from R.G Hardie and Co
- Robert Grubb - MacRae SL4 bagpipes from McCallum Bagpipes
- Iain Cameron - Piping Live! Festival Pass
The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest exponents of Ceòl Mòr or Piobaireachd (the great music) and Ceòl Beag or light music (the little music). Run by The National Piping Centre, the world centre for excellence in bagpipe music, and funded through the William Grant Foundation, the event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.
The event is available to rewatch for 7 days after the event.