November 30, 2012

Brunson, Stone winners at Balmoral Classic

Pittsburgh – November 9-10, 2012 – Kirk Brunson and Amber Stone were the overall winners at the 6th annual Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Piping and Drumming Competition, an annual competition hosted by the Balmoral School is for U.S. citizens and U.S. residents aged 18 and younger. Fifteen pipers and four drummers competed.

Solo Piping

1st Nicholas Theriault, Danville, California, “The MacGregor’s Salute”
2nd Kirk Brunson, Derry, New Hampshire, “The Groat”
3rd Tyler Tagliaferro, Medina, Ohio, “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute”
4th Aaron Stone, Sedro-Wooley, California”Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’ Lament”
5th Anya Glover, Glendora, California, “Mackintosh’s Lament”

1st Jack Williamson, “Knightswood Ceilidh,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “The Blackberry Bush”
2nd William Shropshire, “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” “Susan MacLeod,” “The Sound of Sleat”
3rd Kirk Brunson, “The Pap of Glencoe,” “Shepherd’s Crook,” “Alick C. MacGregor”
4th Aaron Stone, “David Ross of Rosehall,” “The Top of Craigvenow,” “The Sheepwife”
5th Anya Glover, “Colin Thompson,” “Captain Colin Campbell,” “Willie Cumming’s Rant”

Judges for all events: Jimmy Bell, Jimmy MacColl, Donald McBride

Solo Snare Drumming

1st Amber Stone, Sedro-Wooley, California, “Argyllshire Gathering,” “Dora MacLeod,” “John Morrison of Assynt House”
2nd Alastair Burgess, Fredericksburg, Virginia, “Lord Alexander Kennedy,” “Blackley of Hillsdale, “The Smith of Chilliechassie”
3rd Brian Nugent, Sloatsburg, New York, “Brigadier Ronald Cheape of Tiroran,” “Caber Feidh,” “Mrs. McPherson of Inveran”

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Alastair Burgess, “Jimmy Tweedie’s Sea Legs,” “Bronni’s Blue Brozzi”
2nd Amber Stone, “Trevor Bucklay,” “Alan MacPherson of Moss Park”
3rd Brian Nugent, “The Train Journey North,” “John Patterson’s Mare”

Judges for all events: Alexander Kuldell, Jon Quigg.




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