Highland Piping Society of Canterbury AGM & Invitation Competition: 7.30pm 21 June

Camelot Room – Chateau on the Park 189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch. Entry - $10.00. At the conclusion of the HPSC 2014 AGM, we have invited the following local emerging pipers to compete in this year’s 2014 Invitation event: Harrison Allen Josh Smith James Wansink Reuben McDonnell Each competitor is asked to play a March, Strathspey and Reel, and then perform a 4 minute medley of their own choice of tunes. This program is a mix of the structure of an MSR and the freedom of an...
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Murray Henderson & Greg Wilson to Conduct Seminar in NZ 2015

Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ is delighted to announce that following the Hastings Highland Games at Easter next year there will be a seminar conducted by Murray Henderson and Greg Wilson. It will be held at Makoura Lodge from the 6th to 9th of April 2015. This will be a wonderful opportunity for piobaireachd enthusiasts at all levels to learn new tunes, hone their skills, and be inspired by two of the worlds best exponents of of this art. Further details to follow. Having been to these seminars ...
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Draw for the Targe and Claidhmor: 24 May 2014: Celtic Inn Palmerston North

Targe (Piobaireachd) 9.10 - Stewart McKenzie 9.30 - Greg Wilson 9.50 - Richard Cox 10.10 - Marion Horsburgh 10.30 - Stuart Easton 10.50 - Iain Robertson 11.10 - Liam Kernaghan 11.30 - Willie Rowe 11.50 - Jamie Hawke Claidhmor 1.30 - Marian Horsburgh 1.45 - Jamie Hawke 2.00 - Stewart McKenzie 2.15 - Liam Kernaghan 2.30 - Greg Wilson 2.45 - Willie Rowe 3.00 - Stuart Easton 3.15 - Richard Cox 3.30 - Iain Robertson
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Wellington Pipers Club Brown Cup: 14 June 2014

The Wellington Pipers Club will once again host its annual Brown Cup and Everest Piobaireachd events on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Entry is open to any current club member and new members are more then welcome to join and play in the event. The College has great facilities for listening to piping. The canteen is open throughout the day and the College bar open at 4.00pm. Please mark your calendars as this is always a great days piping. Click on the followin...
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Completed PhD on Piobaireachd in New Zealand Now Available

Daniel Milosavljevic has recently graduated with a PhD from the University of Otago as a result of his research on piobaireachd in New Zealand, undertaken from 2010 to 2013. Challenging existing research on Highland piping, his doctoral thesis explores whether piobaireachd reflects contemporary society - in this case, New Zealand. Daniel also holds a Master of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Music, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Otago. Having been studying on and off for the p...
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Own Choice for CNP Clasp, Gold, Silver & Bronze in 2015

The Secretary of the Music Committee, Greg Wilson, has announced that next year's tunes will be all own choice. Competitors will be required to submit two tunes for the bronze medal; three for silver; four for gold; and six for clasp. See the following for details: Clasp Competition Competitors are to submit six tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be asked to play. The winner receives the First Prize, the Louis MacKinnon Challenge Cup and a Clasp for the Gold Medal. Th...
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Obituary Rt Hon Sir Ian McKay: 1929-2014

The following obituary was written by John Hanning. The Right Honourable Sir Ian McKay KNZM, BA, LLB, FCI Arb, FAMINZ (known as “Ian” to his piping friends) died at Wellington, New Zealand, on 20 February 2014. Ian was taught originally by his brother Neville in the small rural township of Waipawa where he was born.  During the 60 years following his arrival in Wellington as a law student in 1946, Ian exerted a profound and enduring influence on the development of piping in New Zealand and...
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