Frewen, Easton, Crowe, Samu ring in Waipu New Year success

Published: January 2, 2014
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Waipu, New Zealand – December 31, 2013 – January 1, 2014 - The 143rd Annual Waipu Highland Games were both the last piping and drumming events of 2013 and the first of 2014, with Martin Frewen of Auckland enjoying the most solo piping success, and Nathan Samu and Angus Crowe on top in the solo snare drumming. Frewen won five of the six Grade-A piping events, including the Helen McGregor Memorial Solo Piping recital on New Year’s Eve.? Angus Crowe won the second annual Robert Turner Drumming Championship. Piping judges were Stewart Finlayson and Brian Switalla; drumming judges were Reid Maxwell and Nicola Purvis.

Solo Piping

A-Grade

Helen McGregor Memorial Reel
1st Martin Frewen, Auckland
2nd Ben McLaughlan, Auckland
3rd Stuart Easton, Palmerston North
4th Geoff Hauberg, Dunedin

2/4 March
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Willie Rowe, Palmerston North
4th Jamie Hawke, Christchurch

Strathspey & Reel
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Jamie Hawke
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Willie Rowe

Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Easton
2nd William Rowe
3rd Jamie Hawke

MSR
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Willie Rowe
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Jamie Hawke

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Willie Rowe
4th Jamie Hawke

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TIP OF THE DAY
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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