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We are delighted to announce the results of the 30th Anniversary New Music Competition. Results were first announced at the Peebles Collogue where the first two winning entries were performed by their composers [the thrid prize went to the USA]
First prize: Gary West - 'The Jedburgh Ba' Game'
Second prize: Paul Roberts - 'The Gin Drinker's Dream'
Third Prize: Craig Hohm - 'The Waterdog'.
Sound files of these available soon.
Thanks to a development grant from the LBPS, the Common Stock Archive is now text-searchable.
This resource comprises all 30 years of the Journal, as well as the three 'Supplements' issued in the first few years.
Two videos of Callum playing polyphony on the Scottish smallpipe double chanter.
The first is the tune he played at this year's collogue. The second is the tune published in the current issue of Common Stock together with the article on 'Expanding the Scottish Smallpipe'