Alan Bevan  Colin Lee

Scottish gold and silver for SFU pipers

October 2, 2008

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The SFU Pipe Band won more honours at the Northern Meeting Piping Competitions in Inverness, Scotland. The competition drew the world’s top 100 pipers—and SFU pipers Alan Bevan (right) and Colin Lee (left) were judged best in their events.

Bevan won the gold medal contest for piobaireachd, (pronounced pea-brock) the most difficult of all events for solo professional pipers, while SFU’s Callum Beaumont placed third. Lee won the silver medal event for piobaireachd, the first level for professional pipers. Lee also won the B-level Marches event at Inverness. He’s the son of Jack Lee, pipe sergeant of the SFU Pipe Band, which won its fifth world championship in Scotland Aug. 16.

Jack Lee himself, a former winner of the gold medal, placed second in the Clasp level for piobaireachd at Inverness. The Clasp is for former winners of the gold medal event.

Piper Stuart Liddell won the best over-all honours in Clasp and Silver Star divisions for former winners of the March, Strathspey & Reel, with Beaumont taking fourth place. More:
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