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Held at St Anne’s Community Centre on Saturday 2nd APRIL 2005

This annual LBPS competition was the first one not to be held at the Easter weekend as it clashed with a Northumbrian Pipers annual event in Morpeth, (which also includes compe­ tition entries for Border pipes). However it is unlikely that either will have suffered a drop in attendance from being held on the same day. Indeed, Nigel Bridges tells me that the number of competitors reached 62 this year ­ the best yet. I was particularly pleased to see a strong entry (8) in the Open Solo Border pipe. And about half the entrants in the New Composition category used Border pipes on which to play their compositions. All of which confirms the evidence of growing interest in the conical bore bellows bagpipe.

Intermediate (3 entries)- The Julian Goodacre Trophy - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st Euan Whitmore - Contemporary Jig, The Cat and the Hen, The Big Parcel

2nd Arthur Jones - Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands, Wretched Alisdair, Margaret MacMillan

3rd Richard Fernandez - The Roses Blaw, The Bride has a Bonny Thing, Richard the Rogue

Pipe and song (3 entries)- The Jimmy Wilson Memorial Cup - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st Donald Lindsay - The Demon Lover

2nd Peter MacCalister - She Moved Through the Fair

3rd Annie Rutherford - Aye Waulking O

New composition (11 entries)- The London Trophy - Judge: Nigel Richard

1st Daniel Houghton - Beg an Vann

2nd Alex Barty - Airlie Brae

3rd Fin Moore - Mac Valerie Aonghuis Bhig

Duet for pipes and other instrument (6 ent.)- Dunfermline Tassies - Judge: Nigel Richard 1st Fin Moore and Sarah Hoy - Paul K’s, Munlochy Bridge, Lass of Mull, Buntata’s Sgadan 2nd = Euan Whitmore and Glenn Hawkins - Barbadoes Beils, Airlie’s Big Day

2nd = Jim Buchanan and Matt Seattle - Ca the Ewes, The Mill Mill O, Ca the Yowes

3rd Julian Goodacre and Pete Stewart - Hunts Up, The Blue Ribbon at the Bound Rod, Sword Dance


Seasoned pipers (5 entries)- The Nigel Richard Trophy - Judge: Hamish Moore

1st Alex Barty - Sarah’s Song, The Banks of Allan Water

2nd David Hannay - O Love Divine, When Aince the Goodly Fragrance, The Dockyard Reel

3rd Jock Agnew - Jocky Stays Lang at the Fair

Novice (1 entry)- The Heriot and Allan Quaich - Judge: Iain MacInnes

1st Theresia Mayer - The Kilworth Hills, Leaving Lismore

Open solo for Scottish smallpipes (10 entries)- Colin Ross Trophy - Judge: Iain MacInnes

1st Lee Moore - Bulgarian 1, Davey Webster’s

2nd Peter McAlister - Berwick Bully, Mary’s Tune, The Moon Coin Jig, A Jig

3rd Donald Lindsay - Donald’s Locks

Duet for pipes (5 entries)- Mains Castle Medals - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st Fin Moore and Hamish Moore - The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow, Blue Bonnets, Jenny Dang the Weaver

2nd Robert Gray and Donald MacLeod - Border ballad, Lagan Love, Lexy McAskill, 2 Gordon Duncan Tunes

3rd Jim Buchanan and Matt Seattle - Teviotside

Open   solo   for   lowland/Border   pipes    (8    entries)   -    Hamish   Moore   Cup            - Judge: Nigel Richard

1st Daniel Houghton - The Clarinet Reel, An Drochaid Chliuteach, Tail Toddle

2nd Fin Moore - Cape Breton Breakdance

3rd Robert Gray - Border ballad, Lexy McAskill


THANKS - My grateful thanks to everyone for helping and taking part in this year’s com- petition. We had 63 competitors playing in the different classes and a very healthy audience.

The judges for their hard work, and constructive comments - Hamish Moore, Nigel Richard, Iain MacInnes, Julian Goodacre

Master of Ceremonies - Nigel Richard :

Time Keeping - Ian K Murray and Annie Rutherford :

Recording - Graham Barnes :

Entry Desk - Richard Evans :

Competition Entry Desk/Admin - Jeannie Campbell :

Membership and Raffle Tickets - Niall Anderson :

All those who generously donated raffle prizes. The raffle raised £84 : Calling competitors - Kenneth Dickson and David Hannay :

Judging Trays - Stuart Letford :

Judging Cards - Martin Lowe :

Photography - Stuart Letford and Jeannie Campbell :

Teas - Tania Bridges & Jean MacDonald

Lastly thanks to all the competitors. The standard was as good as ever. The diversity of tunes and styles played by young and old shows that we have a very healthy bellows piping tradition firmly established.

Nigel Bridges.