Solo piping results from the Chatsworth Country Fair

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Chatsworth Country Fair in Derbyshire attracted an entry of 16 pipers yesterday, September 3, with a total prize fund of over £3500.  Warm weather with bright sunshine all day provided excellent conditions and a high standard was evident in all events.

The overall champion, Callum Beaumont, received a further prize of £100. The events are administered on behalf of Chatsworth Country Fair by the RSPBA (London & South of England Branch) who have awarded the trophy Callum is holding to mark forty solo piping events at Chatsworth since their inception in 1981.

Piobaireachd 

  1. Callum Beaumont – MacLeod of Colbecks’s Lament (£420)
  2. William McCallum – The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairack (£330)
  3. Edward MacIllwaine – Lament for the Departure of King James (£270)
  4. Derek Midgley – Port Urlar (£210)
  5. Nick Hudson – Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry (£180)
  6. Alasdair Henderson – I got a kiss of the King’s Hand (£150)
  7. Bradley Boxall – Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart No. 1 (£120)
  8. Neill Esslemont – Lament for Mary MacLeod (£100)
•Callum Beaumont

2/4 March

  1. Callum Beaumont – The Glasgow Skye Association Centenary (£120)
  2. William McCallum – Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling (£105)
  3. Alasdair Henderson – Colonel MacLean of Ardgour (£90)
  4. Derek Midgley – The Knightswood Ceilidh (£75)
  5. Nick Hudson – Brigadier General Cheape of Tiroran (£60)
  6. Daniel Johnstone – Trevison’s March (£45)
  7. Bradley Boxall – The Lochaber Gathering (£35)
  8. Edward MacIllwaine – The Braes of Castle Grant (£30)

Strathspey & Reel

  1. William McCallum – Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch & Roddy MacDonald’s Fancy (£120)
  2. Callum Beaumont – Lady Louden & Drumlithie (£105)
  3. Alasdair Henderson – Glentruim & Restalrig Road (£90)
  4. Derek Midgley – John Roy Stewart & The Brown Haired Maid (£75)
  5. Nick Hudson – The Pipers Bonnet & Sandy Cameron (£60)
  6. Neill Esslemont – Arniston Castle & Dolina MacKay (£45)
  7. Daniel Johnstone – The Shepherd’s Crook and Lt Col DJS Murray (£35)
  8. Edward MacIllwaine – Cabar Feidh & The Grey Bob (£30)

6/8 March

  1. Nick Hudson – The Bonawe Highlanders (£55)
  2. William McCallum – Ballochyle (45)
  3. Callum Beaumont – The Tug Argan Gap (£35)
  4. Derek Midgley – Mrs MacDonald of Uig (£30)
  5. Alasdair Henderson – The Highland Brigade Depot (£25)
  6. Bradley Boxall – Pipe Sergeant John Barclay (£20)
  7. Neill Esslemont – The Trees of South Uist (£15)
  8. Daniel Johnstone – The Heights of Casino (£10)

Hornpipe and Jig

  1. Callum Beaumont – Michael Grey & Turf Lodge (£55)
  2. Alasdair Henderson – Dora Watt & Chloe’s Passion (£45)
  3. Derek Midgley – Redondo Beach & The Skylark’s Ascension (£35)
  4. William McCallum – Dr MacInnes’ Fancy & Brae Riach (£30)
  5. Nick Hudson – Jack Adrift & John MacDonald’s Exercise (£25)
  6. Scott Armstrong – Lucy Cassidy & The Bob’s of Balmoral (£20)
  7. David Rischmiller – The Man from Skye & The Seagull (£15)
  8. Robert Low – GY Slater & The Fittie Boatman (£10)

Judges for all events Roddy Livingstone and Roger Huth.