The annual MacCrimmon Trophy, held at the annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, was won in the early hours of this morning by Fred Morrison for a record
12 10 times.
His flawless performance meant judges, R. S. McDonald and Ian Duncan, had no difficulty deciding who was in first place
The competition sees pipers compete across Scottish, Irish and Breton genres and has been part of the annual celtic festival, the world’s largest such festival, for many years. It was formerly called the Macallan Trophy when the whisky brand sponsored the competition.
Stuart Liddell won the trophy in 2018.
Also competing were Willie McCallum (Scotland), Liam Kernaghan (New Zealand), Graham Harris (Ireland), Stuart Liddell (Scotland), Hervé LeFloc’h (Brittany), Joshua Chandler (Australia), Quentin Meunier (Brittany), Andrew Carlisle (Ireland), Andrew Wilson (Ireland), Cedric LeBozec (Brittany) and Nick Hudson (USA).
Andrew Carlisle wore Scottish delegate, Tom Johnstone’s uniform after his luggage was lost in Brussels.
On Saturday, Bagad Cap Cava, based in the nearby town of Plomeur, won the bagad competition.