Marion Horsburgh Wins Piobaireachd at Aboyne

August 7, 2011

She played Lament for Finlay. See Pipes|Drums for details.


Labour Weekend Silver Chanter Comp.: Entries Close 15 September

July 4, 2011

The Highland Piping Society of Canterbury state that:

Despite the events Christchurch has faced over recent times, the Silver Chanter competitions at Labour Weekend (October 22-23) are still going ahead. The venues for the competitions have come through safe and sound, judges have been confirmed, and everything is all set for another great weekend!

There will also be a recital on the friday night by international judge Bob Worrall of Canada. More details on this to follow.

As some of you may be aware, Labour weekend this year coincides with the Rugby World Cup finals. The committee are making sure that no events will clash with any RWC games, and a venue is being organised for competitors and supporters to watch these games.

We are looking forward to a great weekend and hope you can join us!

Click here for entry details.


Bob Worrall To Judge at Christchurch, Labour Weekend

June 29, 2011

The organisers of the Labour Weekend Silver Chanter competition have announced that the senior judge for the weekend will be Bob Worrall from Ontario (pictured). In addition to his judging duties Bob will be giving a recital.

The schedule will be out soon and the organisers assure me that the events will be timed so that they do not clash with Rugby world cup final match.

Watch this space.


Colin Craig Claidhmor & Celtic Inn Targe: Saturday 28 May Celtin Inn, Palmerston North

May 5, 2011

This event has a wonderful line-up, at an audience friendly venue. The Piobaireachd is held in the morning with the light music in the afternoon. The musicians are (in no particular order) Brendon Eade, Martin Frewen, Marion Horsburgh, Liam Kernaghan, Alasdair MacKenzie, Davey Welsh, Iain Robertson and William Rowe. I’d go to see any one of these players perform – it includes players who will be contenders at the big events in Scotland this year, the current CNP Gold Medallist, a top soloist from Scotland, a couple of our rising stars and the rest are top rate performers. It will be a treat.

To catch the Piobaireachd, the highlight of the event, starts at 9am on the 28th of May.


Wellington Pipers Club: Next Meeting Thursday 12 May

May 4, 2011

The next club night will be held, as usual, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall Hansen St, Newtown, Wellington. It will feature Davey Welsh, a club member, who won the CNP Gold Medal.

If you are looking for an opportunity to have a tune in front of a sympathetic but critical audience, you are invited to contact John Hanning and advise him of which event you would like to present to the audience at the club night.


Richard Hawke Wins Clasp, Davey Welsh Gold & Ben Murray Silver

April 25, 2011

The CNP Clasp, Gold medal and Silver medal, the premier Piobaireachd held in NZ, was held over Easter.

Clasp: Stuart Easton 2nd, Brendon Eade 3rd & Jamie Hawke 4th.

Gold: Liam Kernaghan 2nd, Tom Glover 3rd.

Silver: Hayden Pullen 2nd, Donella May 3rd & Toma Noguchi 4th.


Wellington Pipers Club: Next Meeting this Thursday

April 10, 2011

Message from the Wellington Pipers Club.

A reminder of our next club night to be held as usual on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall Hansen St, Newtown, Wellington.

Next Club Night –  Thursday 14th April 2011 -“Prelude to Hastings.” We had some great piping at the last club night in March with tunes from Andrew Edwards, Gary Watt, Donella May,  Bruce Omundsen and Nigel Foster. Nigel played the ground of “His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie” as a tribute to Alastair Munro and the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

Our next club night will be focussed around those who are planning to compete at the Hawkes Bay Highland Games at Easter weekend. If you are looking for an opportunity to have a tune in front of a sympathetic but critical audience and put yourself in the right frame of mind for competing at Hastings, you are invited to contact John Hanning and advise him of which event you would like to present to the audience at the club night.

Hope to see you there. Ross Hanning, Secretary, Wellington Pipers Club.


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