Brodie Watson-Massey wins MacGregor Memorial


Brodie Watson-Massey from Edinburgh, Scotland is this year’s winner of the MacGregor Memorial competition.

His performance of Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy followed on from his rendition of The Rout of the Lowland Captain which he played in the qualifying heat three weeks ago.

The MacGregor Memorial is part of the Argyllshire Gathering and is for pipers aged under 22. The number of competitors is usually capped at 30. The competition is sponsored by the Highland Society of London. and the winner receives the College of Piping Salver plus a cheque for £100.

The winner is usually allowed entry to the following year’s Silver Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering.

Results: 1. Brodie Watson-Massey (Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy); 2. Cameron May (Lament for Captain MacDougall); 3. Alistair Bevan (The Groat); 4. Hamish Drennan (The Battle of the Pass of Crieff).
Judges: Murray Henderson and Dr Angus MacDonald.

This was the second year in which the competition took place by video submissions. Video recordings of the finalist’s entries can be seen, below: