Tag: Angus MacColl

The Silver Chanter returns to Skye 

The Silver Chanter returns to Skye 

The prestigious Silver Chanter competition will make a welcome return to the Isle of Skye as part of this year’s Piping Live! festival.  The pioneering piping event, now in its 56th year, is the annual invitational Piobaireachd competition that was established by Dame Flora MacLeod, the 28th Chief of MacLeod, alongside John MacFadyen […]

Sandy Cameron overall at Atholl

Sandy Cameron overall at Atholl

[post updated with photo] Sandy Cameron from Roy Bridge in Lochaber, Scotland was the overall winner at the Atholl Gathering, held today in dull weather conditions in the grounds of Blair Castle. Sandy, pictured, placed second in the A Grade Ceòl Mòr, fifth in the MSR and third in the […]

Aboyne online for 2021 / Together with Music / Donald Drone

Aboyne online for 2021 / Together with Music / Donald Drone

Aboyne Highland Games will hold its piping competitions online for the second consecutive year. Entries are open now. Pipers are required to record their performances separately, upload them to YouTube then send the Unlisted urls to Jack Taylor by midnight (UK time) on July 14. The winning performances will be […]

Stellar lineup for 2020  Glenfiddich

Stellar lineup for 2020 Glenfiddich

The 10 invitees to compete at the 2020 Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships have been confirmed. The pipers who will take to the stage – and, in brackets, the number of times they have won the overall title – are: • Finlay Johnston (2)• Callum Beaumont • Jack Lee (2)• Roddy […]

The prizewinners from the 2019 Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Memorial contest.

Capt. John solos confirmed as cancelled for 2020

This year’s Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Piping Championship has been cancelled due to uncertainty over COVID-19 pandemic, Major Gordon Rowan, the Director of Army Bagpipe Music, said yesterday. The annual competition, organised by the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming in Edinburgh, Scotland, has gained in popularity […]

Simon McKerrell: What’s the story?

Simon McKerrell: What’s the story?

By Simon McKerrell At this time of the year, most pipers around the globe are busy learning the tunes they’ll play during next year’s competition season. Band and solo competitors are working hard on mastering the music, working on the the technical improvements in their playing and hopefully, as my […]

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon concert at Celtic Connections 2016. On stage from left is Ian Duncan, Allan MacDonald, Lorne MacDougall, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell, Gary West, Ross Ainslie, Alex Duncan and Ali Hutton