On Wednesday 16th October at 6:30 pm Murray Mansfield will be presenting a Bagpipe Music Theory workshop at the City of Wellington Band Hall.
The workshop will cover the theory component of the RNZPBA College piping certificates – however, anyone interested is invited to attend.
A number of tunes, both 2014 medal and other non-medal, have been added to the CNP tune archive. These tunes feature Greg Wilson and Murray Henderson. Click here to view and download. Click here to contact me for a password or for details about joining.
The Clasp tunes available are:
- Nameless (Cherede darievea)
- Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute
The Gold Medal tunes are:
- Lament for Captain MacDougall
- Lament for Finlay
- Sobieski’s Salute
- Lament for the Departure of King James
We are looking for expressions of interest from people wishing to attend a series of piobaireachd workshops to be held in Wellington on the following Sunday afternoons.
I attended these in 2012 and they were excellent. If you want to compete at the 2014 Hawkes Bay Games, or just want to learn some cool tunes, these sessions are well worth it.
August 25th and September 8th and 22nd.
The venue, programme and tutors will be firmed up once we know how many are attending. The workshops will be free of charge to financial members of the piobaireachd society (costs $25 to join)and $10 per workshop for non-members. There will be an emphasis on the set tunes for the 2014 Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games.
Please let Marion Horsburgh know by 16th June by clicking here if you are interested. Please pass this on to others who you think may like to attend.
Two scholarships in piping and drumming are available to assist students who have demonstrated an outstanding level of merit in solo performance in either Scottish piping or drumming and all-round academic ability to attend the University of Otago.
For further information click here or Contact Dorothy Duthie - email@example.com
Click here for the full results from PBnews.
George Mason won the Piobaireachd (the Targe as shown left), playing Lament for Donald Duaghal McKay, from Brendon Eade who played Black Donald`s March. Tom Glover was third playing McLeod of Raasay`s Salute.
Brendon Eade won the Colin Craig Claidhmor (March, Strathspey, Reel, Jig & Hornpipe) from Stewart McKenzie.
The following are the tunes that have been selected for the players:
- Tom Glover – Macleod of Raasay`s Salute.
- Iain Robertson – Lament for the children.
- Stewart McKenzie -The wee spree.
- Liam Kernaghan -I got a kiss of the kings hand.
- George Mason -Lament for Donald Duaghal McKay.
- Brendon Eade – Black Donald`s March.
- William Rowe -Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarberts Fancy.
- Marion Horsburgh -The Old Men of the Shells.
Gary Stewart and Leo
I have been asked who Gary Stewart is. Well he is the 2013 Gold medalist, who lives is Whanganui and has worked very hard to win the Gold Medal. As far as I know he is not related to the side drummer Gary Stewart, resident in Tauranga. He is pictured here with his Grandson Leo.
The competitors this year are:
Brendon Eade, Tom Glover, Marion Horsburgh, Liam Kernaghan, Stewart McKenzie, George Mason, Iain Robertson and William Rowe.
The Winner of the Clasp was Callum Beaumont. from Brett Tidswell and Ross Campbell.
Jamie Hawke won the Gold medal. Jonathan Quay was second; Jason Craig 3rd; George Mason 4th and Tom Glover 5th.
Click here for full results.