McCallum Victorian Solo Piping Championships

The 8th Annual McCallum Victorian Solo Piping Championships was promoted by the Moorabbin City Pipe Band and held at the Essex Heights Primary School in the eastern suburbs of Melbourneon Sunday 11th September.

The day was successful with over 50 entries over 6 Grades of Light Music and 3 Grades of Piobaireachd. 

The McCallum Victorian Solo Championships also encompasses the Victorian Pipers Association Gold Medal for Piobaireachd which was won this year by David MacDonald of Melbourne.

Alasdair Thom, fromScotland, won the Silver Medal.

The overall A Grade Light Music was won by R J Houston and the overall B Grade Light Music by Christine Poulter.

The McCallum Prize Bagpipes are awarded each year to a supportive and up and coming young piper as an encouragement award.

All the pipes have been won by pipers over the eight years who have gone on to play at A or B  Grade level and also play in Grade 1 & 2 pipe bands, 3 of which have played at the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 1 with bands such as Dowco Triumph Street, Peel Police and the Band Club.

This year the McCallum Prize Bagpipe was awarded to Ellen McAnulty (pictured below).

Full results and the Victorian Pipers Association can be found at

Ellen McAnulty

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