Campbell Wilson: first ever NZ Young Piper of the Year

Published: October 06, 2018

Nelson, New Zealand – October 6, 2018 – Campbell Wilson of Christchurch became the first ever NZ Young Piper of the Year, receiving NZ$1,000, at the inaugural New Zealand Young Piper of the Year Solo Piping Competition. There were two sections to decide the title: a competition of familiar graded piobaireachd and light music events during the day, and a concert style contest in the evening for those in the Under-21 MSR and Hornpipe & Jig events.

The NZ Young Piper of the Year award was determined by the Piobaireachd (submit two) and the MSR (submit two).

Following contestants’ MSR, they played a Hornpipe & Jig that was streamed live on Facebook.

Under-21
Piobaireachd
1st Campbell Wilson, Christchurch
2nd Anna Smart, Auckland
3rd Harrison Allen, Christchurch
Judges: Iain Hines, Brian Switalla

MSR
1st Campbell Wilson
2nd Hamish Reade, Nelson, New Zealand
3rd Louis Newman, Christchurch
Judges: Nigel Foster, Alistair Hanning

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Hamish Reade, Nelson
2nd Campbell Wilson
3rd Anna Smart
Judges: Iain Hines, Brian Switalla

Campbell Wilson holds his presentation cheque for winning the 2018 NZ Young Piper of the Year competition, with other prize-winners looking on.

B-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Harrison Allen, Christchurch
2nd Louis Davis, Wellington
3rd James Wansink, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Judges: Iain Hines, Brian Switalla

MSR
1st Callum Carn, Masterton, New Zealand
2nd James Wansink
3rd Louis Newman, Christchurch
Judge: Nigel Foster

Hornpipe & Jig
1st James Wansink
2nd Louis Newman
3rd Callum Carn
Judges: Alistair Hanning

B-Grade aggregate: James Wansink

C Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Matt Cresswell, Mosgiel, New Zealand
2nd Marco Davis, Wellington
3rd William McArthur, Temuka, New Zealand
Judge: Nigel Foster

March
1st William McArthur
2nd Ben Grundy, Nelson, New Zealand
3rd Marco Davis
Judge: Alistair Hanning

Strathspey & Reel
1st William McArthur
2nd Oskar Trafford, Ashburton
3rd Ben Grundy
Judge: Nigel Foster

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Oskar Trafford
2nd William McArthur
3rd Casey McConnon, Nelson, New Zealand
Judges: Nigel Foster

C-Grade aggregate: William McArthur

D Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Casey McConnon
2nd Brodie Devon, Nelson, New Zealand
3rd Poppy Donald, Nelson, New Zealand
Judges: Alistair Hanning

2/4 March
1st Casey McConnon
2nd Brodie Devon
3rd Poppy Donald
Judges: Nigel Foster

Strathspey & Reel
1st Poppy Donald
2nd Casey McConnon
3rd Denver Keene, Nelson, New Zealand
Judges: Alistair Hanning

D Grade aggregate: Casey McConnon

Novice
March
1st Poppy Donald
2nd Brodie Devon
3rd Molly Donoghue, Nelson, New Zealand
Judges: Alistair Hanning

Practice Chanter
1st Stuart Cliffin, Nelson, New Zealand
2nd Jordan Baerselman, Nelson, New Zealand
3rd Theo McGillivray
Judges: Alistair Hanning

 

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