Competition Results

CLASP prepares for new season

CLASP prepares for new season

By Margaret Dunn Thursday of Piping Live! is traditionally the day CLASP awards the league winners with their CLASP keepsake medals. The World Solo Amateur Piping Competition @ Piping Live! marks the start of the new CLASP season and the Piping Live! festival is the perfect setting to present the […]

Callum Beaumont wins 2021 P.M. Alasdair Gillies Memorial

Callum Beaumont wins 2021 P.M. Alasdair Gillies Memorial

Callum Beaumont of Bo’ness, Scotland won the 2021 annual Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Callum won against four other invited top-tier soloists, all of whom are from Scotland: Stuart Liddell, Finlay Johnston, Angus MacColl and Sarah Muir. Roddy MacLeod MBE withdrew due to unforeseen circumstances. This was the […]

Callum Beaumont wins the 2021 Masters

Callum Beaumont wins the 2021 Masters

Callum Beaumont from Bo’ness in Scotland won the Masters Solo Piping Competition held throughout today in the National Piping Centre as part of the 2021 Piping Live! festival. Beaumont was the overall winner with a first in the Ceòl Mòr and when the results were calculated this was enough to […]

Angus MacColl wins 2021 Silver Chanter

Angus MacColl wins 2021 Silver Chanter

Angus MacColl from Benderloch, Scotland was awarded the 2021 Silver Chanter tonight. This was the 55th year of the iconic competition. Angus was assigned the classic MacCrimmon tune, Lament for Mary MacLeod to play. He was last on. Held tonight at the National Piping Centre’s headquarters in McPhater Street, Glasgow, […]

Ian K. continues online success ‘at’ Aboyne

Ian K. continues online success ‘at’ Aboyne

“There were 40 entrants in the 2021 Aboyne Games online piping competitions, writes Dr. Jack Taylor. “This meant three heats for piobaireachd and two for light music. It was good to welcome guest judges Jack Lee, Bill Livingstone and Roddy S. MacDonald, and to have JonDon MacKenzie on the Aboyne […]

Ian K. on top at SPA’s 2021 comp. for pros

Ian K. on top at SPA’s 2021 comp. for pros

Ian K. McDonald of Ontario, Canada [pictured] was the overall A/Premier Grade champion at this year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association solo piping competiton for professional pipers. The competition was held via video submissions recently. Results: A/Premier GradeCeòl Mòr – 1. Ian K. MacDonald; 2. Dr. Peter McCallister; 3. Jamie Forrester.March – 1. Gordon […]

Results: CLASP’s virtual highland games

Results: CLASP’s virtual highland games

Giovanni Giulianini of Italy [pictured] was the overall winner of the Grade 1 contest in the recent ‘virtual highland games’ organised by the National Piping Centre’s Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP). The competition was sponsored by R. G. Hardie & Co. Overall results:­­­­­­­ Grade 1 (receiving an overall […]