PIping Live!'s premier piping competition returns to the festival for 2021, but on Wednesday of the week this year!
Taking place on Wednesday 11th August this year, the best competing pipers of this generation take part in the annual Masters Solo Piping Competition at The National Piping Centre. This event, The March, Strathspey and Reel section, will commence upon completion of the Piobaireachd event.
The overall winner of the Masters gains qualification to the Glenfiddich Piping Championship.
Individual in person tickets must be bought for each event. Online individual ticket holders can watch both events with one purchase and Festival pass holders can watch both events as part of their access.
The livestream for this event is kindly sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co
March, Strathspey and Reel
Judges, - John Wilson, Captain Stuart Samson MBE
1 - Glenn Brown
Inveran, Pipe Major Hector MacLean, Roddy MacDonald’s Fancy
2 - Sarah Muir
Maclean of Pennycross, Arniston Castle, Lt Col D J S Murray
3 - Niall Stewart
Pipe Major J McWilliams, Cat Lodge, Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
4 - Cameron Drummond
The Glengarry Gathering, The Piper’s Bonnet, Miss Proud
5 - Iain Speirs
The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society, Bogan Lochan, The Grey Bob
6 - William McCallum
The Duchess of Edinburgh, Dora MacLeod, The Man from Glengarry
7 - Ben Duncan
The Lonach Gathering, The Bob of Fettercairn, The Little Cascade
8 - Finlay Johnston
John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage, Cabar Feidh, The Smith of Chilliechassie
9 - Gordon McCready
Sinclair Scott of North Ronaldsay, Highland Harry, Cecily Ross
10 - Fred Morrison
The Clan MacColl, Delvinside, Charlie’s Welcome
11 - Stuart Liddell
Bonnie Ann, John Roy Stewart, John Morrison of Assynt House
12 - Alasdair Henderson
Hugh Kennedy MA BSc, The Caledonian Society of London, Broadford Bay
13 - Angus MacColl
David Ross of Rosehall, The Ewe wi the Crookit Horn, Alick C MacGregor
14 - Craig Sutherland
Dugald MacColl’s Farewell to France, Lady Louden, Loch Carron
15 - Roderick J MacLeod MBE
Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, The Shepherd’s Crook, The Sheepwife
16 - Connor Sinclair
The Braes of Castle Grant, Susan MacLeod, Willie Murray’s Reel
17 - Donald MacPhee
Allan Dodd’s Farewell to Scotland, The Doune of Invernochty, Malcolm, Johnston
18 - Callum Beaumont
Miss Elspeth Campbell, Tulloch Castle, The Cockerel in the Creel.
All online events are available to rewatch for 7 days after broadcast.
The National Piping Centre
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