Named for one of the greatest piping legends of our time, P/M Macdonald's roots were steeped in military tradition, having piped since his boyhood and growing into his melodic compositions that have crossed from the repertoires of army pipe bands and solo pipers into those of contemporary folk and ceilidh bands.  We are fortunate to be able to honor P/M. Macdonald while at the same time encouraging the art of piping in the Western United States. 


Please join us on November 15 2014 for the 16th Annual Macdonald Competition, from 9 am to 3 pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions and stay for the Tartan Ball.



Results from the 15th Annual P/M. Angus Macdonald Competition:

  • Pro Piobaireachd: 1 - Ian Whitelaw; 2 - John Partanen; 3 - Erik Leiken;
    Pro MSR: 1 - Ian Whitelaw; 2 - Ross Naismith; 3 - Erik Leiken
    Overall Pro Champion - Ian Whitelaw
    Grade I Piobaireachd: 1 - Jeanne Surdak; 2 - Andrew Hahn; 3 - Eric Albert
    Grade I MSR: 1 - Andrew Hahn; 2 - Jeanne Surdak; 3 - Kirk Yslas
    Overall Grae I Champion - Jeanne Surdak



Registration is open to any Grade 1 or Professional piper who is duly registered with a piping association.  Registration is limited to 12 competitors in each class, and will generally be on a first come, first served basis.  However, a place is reserved for each overall winner from the previous year’s Macdonald competition.  Preference in registration is also given to competitors who have won their respective classes at the following 2012 competitions:  United Scottish Society (Costa Mesa, CA), San Diego Scottish Highland Games, Pacific Northwest Highland Games (Enumclaw, WA), Caledonian Society of San Francisco (Pleasanton, CA), and Longs Peak Highland Games.

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This event is sanctioned by W.U.S.P.B.A and sponsored by the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band and W.U.S.P.B.A. Southern Branch