Faces from the Masters Solo Piping Competition 2023

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Four weeks ago, on Monday, August 14 at Piping Live! 2023, the Masters Solo Piping Competition was in full swing in The National Piping Centre Auditorium.

The piobaireachd event was held throughout the day with 20 competitors and was won by Bruce Gandy, which gave him the overall Masters title for 2023 and a place in the Glenfiddich Piping Championship in October.

The evening was for the MSR and had 25 competitors who are all pictured below. Alasdair Henderson won the MSR event which gives him an invite with flights and accommodation to the Sunbelt Invitational in Florida.

The full results were:

Piobaireachd

  1. Bruce Gandy – Unjust Incarceration
  2. Callum Beaumont – Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairick
  3. Finlay Johnston – My Dearest on Earth Give Me Your Kiss
  4. Angus MacColl – Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairick
  5. Roderick MacLeod – Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay
    Judges: Patricia Henderson, Colin MacLellan, Malcolm McRae

MSR

  1. Alasdair Henderson
  2. Willie McCallum
  3. Sarah Muir
  4. Cameron Drummond
  5. Ben Duncan
    Judges: Murray Henderson, John Wilson, Bob Worrall

All photos: JohnSlavin @designfolk.com / Bagpipe.news

Brian Donaldson in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Brian played Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling, Highland Harry and Broadford Bay.
Fred Morrison in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Fred played Inveran, Cameronian Rant and Pretty Marion.
Ben Duncan in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Ben played Duchess of Edinburgh, Dora MacLeod and Neil Angus MacDonald.
Iain Speirs in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Iain played P/M J McWilliams, Tulloch Gorm and Grey Bob.
Alastair Lee in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Alastair played Kantara to El Arish, Delvinside and Loch Carron.
Andrew Carlisle in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Andrew played P/M George Ross’s farewell to the Black Watch, Loch Loskin and Bessie McIntyre.
Donald MacPhee in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Donald played Captain Carswell, Inveraray Castle and Malcolm Johnstone.
Angus J. MacColl in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Angus played John MacFadyen of Melfort, Susan MacLeod and Captain Lachlan McPhail of Tiree.
Cameron MacDougall in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Cameron played Ross-shire Volunteers, Caberfeidh and the Sheepwife.
Jack Lee in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Jack played Braes of Castle Grant, Arniston Castle and The Rookery.
Brendan Eade in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Brendan played Clan McColl, Monymusk and Cockerel in the Creel.
Callum Beaumont in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Callum played Glasgow Skye Association Centenary, Bob of Fetticairn and Ca’ the Ewes.
Sarah Muir in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Sarah played Allan Dodd’s farewell to Scotland, Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch and Dr MacPhail’s Reel.
Ian K. MacDonald in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Ian played P/M John Stewart, John Roy Stewart and Brown Haired Maiden.
Alasdair Henderson in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Alasdair played Colonel MacLean of Ardgour,
Piper’s Bonnet and Restalrig Road
which won him the MSR part of the competition.
Glenn Brown in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Glenn played Bonnie Ann, Peter Hunt and Sound of Sleat.
Willie McCallum in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Willie played Mrs Duncan McFadyen, Shepherd’s Crook and Roddy McDonald’s Fancy.
Angus D. MacColl in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Angus played Cowal Gathering, Atholl Cummers and Rejected Suitor.
Craig Sutherland in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Craig played MacLean of Pennycross, Islay Ball and Miss Proud.
Cameron Drummond in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Cameron played Lochaber Gathering,
Caledonian Society of London and Little Cascade.
Finlay Johnston in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Finlay played Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, Islay Ball and Alick Cameron, Champion Piper.
Roddy MacLeod in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Roddy played Marchioness of Tullibardine, Maggie Cameron and Smith of Chilliechassie.
Alan Bevan in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Alan played John McDonald of Glencoe, Blair Drummond and John Morrison of Assynt House.
Connor Sinclair in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Connor played David Ross of Rosehall, Catlodge and Drumlithie.
Bruce Gandy in the MSR at the Masters 2023. Bruce played Major Manson at Clachantrushal, Winnie Roberts and Stornoway Castle.