Brown Cup and Everest Piobaireachd Results

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Everest Piobaireachd -- Judges John & Alistair Hanning ( 13 played)   Greg Wilson - Christchurch -- Lament for Donald Dughal McKay Stewart Easton --  Palmerston North,   Hail to My Country George Mason -- Wellington, Lament for the Children Iain Robertson -- Palmerston North - Earl of Seaforth Salute   The Brown Cup -- Judges Emmett Conway & Stewart McKenzie (own choice - March, Strathspey, Reel, Jig & Hornpipe, slow air  -- 15 Played)   ...
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Brown Cup 2017

This year’s Brown Cup Competition will be held once again at the Royal New Zealand Police College, Papakowhai, Porirua on Saturday June 17th 2017. The Judging panel for both events will be senior club members; Mr Alistair Hanning and Mr John Hanning of Wellington. If entries warrant, two boards will operate and an additional panel advised. The Prize money for each event is 1st $200 2nd $125 3rd $75 4th $50 The Everest Memorial and Brown Cup competition has an entry fee of $8 for each even...
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Stuart Easton to Play at Wellington Pipers Club: Next Thursday, 14 July 7.30 pm

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...
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Wellington Hawkes Bay Youth Band

Note from the Convener, Sheran Hancock: Just a quick note to remind you all of the upcoming Education Days for our centre. The first day is to be held at the Palmerston North Boys High School in Palmerston North on the 12th June.  The Second is to be held in Masterton on the 24 July and the third at in Wellington on the 18 September. All morning sessions of the education days will be option sessions so if you have a particular topic you would like to know more about please let me know so I can ...
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Nicola Purvis to Play with SFU

It's great to see that top notch tenor drummers are now in demand. Well done to Nicola Purvis from the Auckland & Districts PB for joining the SFU. Amplify’d from www.pipesdrums.com He also reported that the Grade 1 band's snare section numbers 12, including the addition of former Toronto Police Leading-Drummer Doug Stronach, and that Nicola Purvis of New Zealand and Owen Russell of Minnesota, formerly of Auckland & District and the 78th Fraser Highlanders, have joined a...
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1st Wellington Pipers Club Night for 2011 this Thursday

The Next club night under our new format night will be held at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Hansen St Newtown on Thursday February 10 at 7.30pm. Featured players will include: Grant Shearer Brian Waugh George Mason Entry fee is $5 for non club members and no charge to financial club members. The New Club Night Format Regular monthly week night meetings (excluding December and January). Structured programme from 7.30pm – 9.3-pm to include up to 6 players interspersed with ...
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Winifred ‘Winnie’ MacLeod Recently Passed Away

Pipes|Drums has more information, but we are all benefiting from her contribution in making available Donald MacLeod's (her hudband) Piobaireachd recordings. clipped from www.pipesdrums.com Mrs. Winifred MacLeod, wife of the late Pip-Major Donald MacLeod, M.B.E., passed away November 5, 2010, after several months of ill health. Mrs. MacLeod is survived by daughters Susan and Fiona, and their extended family. "Winnie" MacLeod was partner to her husband's many successful y...
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The Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Jubilee History: Copies Available

The title of the book might lead you to think it could be a little dry, but I'm told that it is a gem. This is explained by the fact that it has been written by professionals. In addition, both  Gordon Ogilvie and Alex Thomson have a long association with piping in Canterbury, so it could hardly miss. Highlights include: Scottish culture in “English” Canterbury. Piping and pipe bands in Canterbury promoting Piobaireachd 102 piper biographies 142 illustrations Coverage of interna...
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