Ferguson soaks up Aboyne glory

Published: August 3, 2014
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Gavin Ferguson

Aboyne, Scotland – August 2, 2014 – Gavin Ferguson had a fine day in the senior solo piping at the Aboyne Games, where 16 competed on a dry morning but rainy in the afternoon.

Piobaireachd
1st Allan Russell, “Lament for the Only Son”
2nd Gavin Ferguson, “The Groat”
3rd Anna Kummerlow, “Corrienessan’s Salute”
4th Craig Sutherland, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
Judges: Ronald Clark, Norman Mathieson, Malcolm McRae

March
1st Gavin Ferguson
2nd Greig Canning
3rd Allan Russell
4th Craig Sutherland
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bill Wotherspoon

Strathspey & Reel
1st Greig Canning
2nd Gavin Ferguson
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Allan Russell
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Bill Wotherspoon

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Craig Sutherland
2nd Robert Gibb
3rd Ursa Beckford
4th Allan Russell
Judges: Duncan Watson, Bill Wotherspoon

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
May 28, 1958Borreraig gifted by General I.S. Martin to College of Piping, Glasgow, for fee of 1 penny per annum.
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Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
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