Published: March 31, 2009

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
 
Drums Corps
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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. It was a great event. The crowd spilled out of ‘The Bog’ (Pub) into the mall on a warm evening, pints and all. It was a privilege to see so many top class players in one place in the southern hemisphere, accompanied by some sensational piping as well. I believe James Laughlin – who was the driving force behind organising the event – was behind the judging.

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