Simon Fraser University Pipe Sergeant Jack Lee has won the Silver Star – for the fourth time, and 30 years to the day he won his first – at Scotland’s Northern Meeting in Inverness this past weekend.
Lee also took second in the coveted Clasp, a prize he has won twice, including last year.
Reserved for the world’s best pipers, the prestigious solo competition is divided into two types of music – Piobaireachd (the Gaelic word for piping), the old classical, long pieces, and Ceol Beag (Gaelic for “light music”), which features the more modern, “peppy” music, includes Marches, Strathspeys and Reels.
The Clasp is the top prize in piping for Piobaireachd while the Silver Star is the top prize in piping for Ceol Beag. The Inverness competition has been held annually for more than 200 years.
Lee will next compete in October at Scotland’s Glenfiddich Piping Championship.