the day so far, in my opinion, but the chanter was rather quiet. His hiharin was messy and the D slightly sharp – not wise in this tune.He could have moved the tune on a bit inVar 1 and there was one error there. He got lost in the dithis and began a bit of self-composition towards the end of the tune.Tom Peterkin, aiming for his hat trick of victories in this contest, played Salute to Donald on a lovely bagpipe. Phrases could have been more clearly laid out, and the half-phrase heea was unexpected slow, interrupting the flow a little. His pauses before cadences in the C singling were not consistent, but otherwise very enjoyable.
Colin MacNeill finished the day with
the King’s Taxes.The high G was unsteady which was a pity as the tune otherwise went well.Var 1 was enjoyable and doubling nice too – though on the careful side. Drones drifted in theT variation, and C movement was slowish but consistent. My own prize- list was, with the winner first, John Frater, Tom Peterkin, Eric McKimmon, Alan Forbes andWillie Fallon. Nothing personal, Con! Actual result: 1 J Frater 2T Peterkin 3 E McKimmon 4 C Houlihan 5 A Forbes; judges were Captain Stuart Samson and Dr WilliamWotherspoon.
SPA Adult Amateur andVeterans
The Scottish Pipers’Association held a successful Adult Amateur andVeterans competition at the College of Piping on April 1.The picture shows some of the prizewinners. Piobaireachd: 1stWilliam Fallon 2nd Anne Lore 3rd Allan Dunnachie 4th Ross Sutherland March: 1st Iain MacIntyre 2nd Craig MacKenzie 3rd Allan Dunnachie 4th Ross Sutherland S&R: 1st Iain MacIntyre 2nd Allan Dunnachie 3rd Craig Mackenzie 4th Anne Lore Veterans: 1st Allan Dunnachie 2nd Anne Lore 3rd Robert McFie 4th Jeannie Campbell Best Slow March: Anne Lore. Best Piper 80 or over: Robert McFie. OverallWinner: Allan Dunnachie.Adjudicators: JamesWark & Jonathan Greenlees.
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