Rudolph reigns dear on PBASA Solo Invitational

Published: July 29, 2014
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Gareth Rudolph

Johannesburg – July 27, 2014 – Gareth Rudolph was the overall winner of the Pipe Band Association of South Africa’s Invitational Solo Piping Competition held at The View in Parktown. Nine competitors played and Bob Worrall judged everything.

Piobaireachd
1st Gareth Rudolph, “The End of the Great Bridge”
2nd Nicholas Taitz, “Lord Lovat’s Lament”
3rd Bradley Boxall, “The Glen is Mine”
4th Richard Payn, “Park Piobaireachd No. 2″
5th Chris Couperthwaite, “A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach”
6th Thomas Fuller, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Richard Payn, “The Crags of Stirling,” “The Doune of Invernochty,” “Loch Carron”
2nd Thomas Fuller, “Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” “The Sheepwife”
3rd Gareth Rudolph, “The 91st at Modder River,” “Bob of Fettercairn,” “Champion Piper”
4th Chris Couperthwaite, “Lady Lever Park,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Lt. Colonel DJS Murray”
5th Bradley Boxall, “Hugh Kennedy BSc,” “Dora MacLeod,” The Sheepwife”
6th Malcolm Chadwick, “Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band,” “Dornie Ferry,” “Thomson’s Dirk”

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