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Fiona Manson Wins at Aboyne

August 6, 2012

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Manawatu Scottish Night: Thursday: City of Wellington Band Hall: 7:30

July 9, 2012

Players confirmed for a tune are :

  • Stu Easton
  • Marion Horsburgh
  • Ross Horsburgh
  • Bruce Omundsen
  • Stewart McKenzie
  • Neil Marriot
  • Willie Rowe

Manawatu Scottish Pipers to Play at Wgtn Pipers Club Next Thursday (12 July)

July 6, 2012

Names to be confirmed, but I’m told that four of their leading lights will be performing.

Entries Now Open for Labour Weekend Silver Chanter Competitions 2012 (Close 15 September)

July 4, 2012

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Murray Henderson wins MacDonald Quaich

June 18, 2012

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2013 Set Tunes Announced

June 18, 2012

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Clasp Competition

  1. *The Bells of Perth PS Bk 2
  2. The Big Spree PS Bk 1
  3. Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar PS Bk 8
  4. Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay PS Bk 13
  5. *The Vaunting PS Bk 7
  6. The Old Men of the Shells No 1 PS Bk 7
  7. The Battle of Bealach nam Brog PS Bk 9
  8. Clanranald’s Salute PS Bk 7

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory

Gold Medal Competition

  1. Beloved Scotland PS Bk 6
  2. *I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand PS Bk 7
  3. The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute PS Bk 10
  4. Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbet’s Fancy PS Bk 8
  5. Duntroon’s March PS Bk 14
  6. *The Battle of Waternish PS Bk 2
  7. The Groat PS Bk 1
  8. The Lament for the Departure of King James PS Bk 3

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory

Silver Medal Competition

  1. Too Long in this Condition PS Bk 7
  2. The Little Spree PS Bk 7
  3. Struan Robertson’s Salute PS Bk 8
  4. Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks PS Bk 5
  5. Lament for Mary MacLeod PS Bk 5
  6. The Old Woman’s Lullaby PS Bk 4

Iain Robertson Wins Both the Everest Piobaireachd & Brown Cup

June 11, 2012

The Wellington Pipers Club held its premier piping competitions the Brown Cup and Everest Piobaireachd at the Royal New Zealand Police College on Saturday June 9th.
Judges for both events were senior club members John Hanning and Iain Hines.


Everest Piobaireachd

  1. Iain Robertson, Palmerston North,     The End of the Great Bridge
  2.  Stuart Easton, Palmerston North,       Lament for Captain McDougall
  3.  Marion Horsburgh, Wellington,   Colin Roy McKenzies Lament
  4. Andrew Edwards, Paraparaumu  To Long in the This Condtion

Brown Cup ( march, strathspey, reel, jig, hornpipe, slow air)

  1. Iain Robertson, Palmerston North, (John, McColls March to Kilbowie Cottage, Cameronian, Rant, Smith of Chillchassie, Jimmy Blue, Rakes of Kildare)
  2. Marion Horsburgh, Wellington
  3. Stuart Easton, Palmerston North
  4. Stu McKenzie,  Wellington

Celtic Inn Targe (Piobaireachd) Won by Jamie Hawke. Colin Craig Claidhmor Won By Stuart Easton.

May 26, 2012

Jamie played Lament for the Earl of Antrim. Stuart Easton was second with Unjust Incarceration and Iain Robertson was third with Lament for the Children.

Stuart Easton was first in the Claidhmor, Liam Kernahan was second and Marion Horsburgh third.

Each competitor in the Claidhmor played a Don Sargent tune. Don was there and enjoyed the tribute.

Brown Cup: Entries Close 25 May

May 21, 2012

The Brown Cup (Open Light Music) and the Everest Memorial Open Piobaireachd.

To be held at the Royal New Zealand Police College, Papakowhai, Porirua.

The Wellington Pipers Club will be holding its annual Everest Memorial Piobaireachd and Brown Cup Competitions on Saturday June 9 2012.

The Judging panel for both events will be senior club members Mr John Hanning and Mr Iain Hines of Wellington.  If entries warrant, two boards will operate and an additional panel advised.

The Prize money for both events is as follows:

1st $175   2nd $125 3rd $75 4th $ 50

The fourth prize will be awarded only if there are at least 8 competitors.

The Everest Memorial and Brown Cup competition has an entry fee of $8 for each event and is open to all financial club members. Anyone interested in competing who is not already a financial member of the Club can join the club for $15.

The Everest Memorial Piobaireachd competition commemorates Past President Bob Everest.  Competitors will be required to submit three tunes of their own choice one of which will be selected by the judges to play.  This competition will commence at 9.30am. (Times may change depending on entries)

The Brown Cup competition The Brown Cup was donated by former Club Patron WG Brown and requires competitors to play a march, strathspey and reel, jig and hornpipe and a slow air of their own choice with a maximum of two tuning breaks.

The March Strathspey and Reel will be judged as a separate event within the Brown Cup and the winner will receive the Neil and Alan McPhee Memorial Tray.

This competition will commence at 1.30pm. (Times may change depending on entries)

Please forward entries to:

The Competition Organiser
Wellington Pipers Club Inc
P O Box 29-086

Please include your name, email address, mobile phone number and the events you wish to enter.

Further information can be obtained from Ross Hanning at or 04 4795-605 (accommodation can be arranged for competitors if required).