The five pipers who will perform in the annual competition/recital named in honour of the revered 19th century piping pioneer are:
• Callum Beaumont: A Ghlas-mheur (The Finger Lock).
• Iain Speirs: Spaidearachd Bharrach (The Pride of Barra).
• Glenn Brown: Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword)
• Peter McCalister: An T-arm Breac Dearg (The Red Speckled Army)
• Finlay Johnston: Siubhal Sheumais (Lament for the Departure of King James)
• Stuart Liddell: Fàilte Fear Bhaghasdail (Boisdale’s Salute).
Colin MacLellan of Edinburgh will adjudicate.
Last year the cuach – quaich – went to Iain Speirs who played An Gròta (The Groat).
This year’s event takes place on Friday, June 7 at Armadale Castle. This will be the 33rd year of the event held in honour of Donald MacDonald of Glenhinnisdal, Skye. MacDonald was born in 1767 and became the leading pipe-maker of his day as well as a collector of pipe music. He pioneered the modern method of writing pipe music on the stave. His first collection of ceòl mòr was published in 1820.
The evening will also feature singing from Scottish Gaelic poet, musician and hip hop producer, Griogair Labhruidh.
The event is supported by Clan Donald Lands Trust.