Birrell takes International Connection drumming
Christchurch, New Zealand – February 27, 2009 – Scott Birrell of Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia was the winner of the solo event at the first International Connection Drumming Competition held the day before the New Zealand National Pipe Band Championships. The contest saw a diverse array of world-class pipe band snare drummers take part. More than 200 spectators turned out for the event.
Solo Snare Drumming
1st Scott Birrell
2nd Steven McWhirter, Inveraray & District
3rd Glenn Kvidahl, LA Scots
1st Canterbury Caledonian
Auckland & District and Hamilton Caledonian also competing in the drum corps contest, and Alexis Ferguson, Elliot Gardiner, Fraser MacKensie, Jamie McEwan and Cameron Wilson took part in the solo event.