Stuart Easton to Play at Wellington Pipers Club: Next Thursday, 14 July 7.30 pm

July 7, 2011

The Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band has some of the best soloist in the country and seven of them are coming to Wellington to perform for us next Thursday. In addition to Stuart Easton, we’ll be hearing from the following pipers:

  • Finlay Macgee (Wellington)
  • Ross Horsburgh (Wellington)
  • Douglas McGregor (Wanganui)
  • Chris Croton (Palmerston North)
  • William Rowe (Hunterville)
  • Revel McIntyre (Wanganui)

For those that don’t know, the Wellington Pipers’ Club will be held at the City of Wellington band hall in Hansen Street Newtown commencing at 7.30. The night will finish at 9.30pm , so it’s an all ages event!

Easton Wins Piobaireachd at Lorient

August 12, 2010

Pipes|Drums report that Stuart Easton won the Piobaireachd at the Lorient Interceltic Festival. Click here to view the Pipes|Drums article. They aslo report that Bagad Cap Caval were winners of the Breton Championship of Bagadoù.

Easton Wins Everest Piobaireachd

June 15, 2009

As part of the Brown Cup competition, which he also won, Stuart Easton won the Bob Everest Memorial Piobaireachd playing the Gathering of Clan Chattan in Wellington on Saturday. Linsay May was second playing Lament for the Viscount of Dundee, Iain Roberson was third playing Lament for Donalds Tutor and Marion Horsburgh was fourth playing the Earl of Seaforths Salute.

Click here to see PBNews for the detailed results.

PBNews Piping Diaries: Stuart Easton Interview

June 10, 2009
Good work from Liam Kernaghan with his interview of Stuart Easton in
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For the first of what will be many interviews with top-class New Zealand musicians, we interview Stuart Easton. Currently one of New Zealand’s top A Grade pipers, Stuart has achieved a considerable amount in his short piping career. He took the time to answer some questions posed by PBNews.

From PB News: Easton Wins at Dunedin

June 2, 2009
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Stuart Easton was the victor at the Queens Birthday Solo Piping championships in the weekend. Queens Birthday is one of the last opportunities for pipers travelling to Scotland to air their tunes. The Dunedin Gold Medal, a Piobaireachd competition based on the list from Hastings, was won by Richard Hawke. Marion Horsburgh was 2nd. The Dunedin Silver Medal was won by Ben Murray.

Richard Hawke & Stuart Easton Awarded Boyle Foundation Scholarship

May 3, 2009
William Boyle

William Boyle

The Chairman of the William Boyle Memorial Foundation (WBMF), Randall Allardyce, announced that the Foundation’s annual scholarship (which amounts to a return airfare) was awarded to both Stuart Easton and Richard Hawke for the 2009 season.

The WBMF rule is that a candidate may only obtain two scholarships.  Stuart Easton was supported for his very successful 2007 season and the WBMF was happy to do so again. Randall Allardyce said that, “this recognises that success on the UK circuit is not a ‘one off’, but a campaign that requires exposure and familiarisation on various fronts”.

In addition he said that, “Richard Hawke has always funded himself, but we were delighted to receive and reward his application.  We also considered that additional support could help senior competitors meet some of the subsistence expenses involved in attending the various games”.

Click here for further informatiojn on the WBMF.

Recital – Stuart Easton – Sat October 11 – 7.45pm, Scots Hall, Weka Rd, Paraparaumu

September 8, 2008

The Wellington Pipers Club is delighted to announce that immediately following on from its Special General Meeting on Saturday October 11th 2008, to be held at the Paraparaumu Pipe Band hall, the current New Zealand solo piping champion and holder of the Clubs premier trophy; the Brown Cup; Stuart Easton will give a recital.  Stuart has been one of New Zealand’s leading soloists for many years, is a member of the Champion Manawatu Scottish Society Pipe Band. Accordingly you can be assured of a night of world class piping. Anyone requiring further details can contact the Club Secretary, Ross Hanning at  Entry fee $10 waged $5 non-waged