October 12, Glasgow – John Dew from Crieff but now domiciled in Glasgow was the overall champion piper in the senior piping events held today at the Royal National Mòd in Glasgow.
John won the Ceòl Mòr contest with the MSR going to Finlay Cameron. Archie Drennan won the Hornpipe & Jig.
The competitions all took place in the New Auditorium of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in front of a good-sized audience.
Ceòl Mòr – 1. John Dew (Marquis of Argyle’s Salute); 2. Angus MacPhee (Blind Piper’s Obstinacy); 3. Darach Urquhart (Earl of Ross’s March).
MSR – 1. Finlay Cameron; 2. Steven Leask; 3. Angus MacPhee.
Hornpipe & Jig – 1. Archie Drennan; 2. Finlay Cameron; 3. Steven Leask.
Judges: John Wilson and Iain MacFadyen.
Overall: John Dew.
We will post the Junior results in due course.
Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music, is home to more Gaelic speakers than any other part of Scotland outside the highlands and islands. Gaelic Medium Education has been taught in its schools since 1985.
The Scottish Government’s 2011 Social Attitudes Survey found that 72% of Scots wanted access to Gaelic education increased.
This is the 13th time the National Mòd has been held in Glasgow since its founding in 1892. The Mòd is run by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Gaelic Association).