Easton continues winning ways with wins in Wellington

Published: June 12, 2018

Stuart Easton competing for judges Graeme Bilsland and Marion Horsburgh. [Photo by permission: Ross Hanning]
Wellington, New Zealand – June 9, 2018 – Stuart Easton came up a double winner at the 67th annual Brown Cup MSR & Everest Memorial Piobaireachd competitionheld at the Royal New Zealand Police College, staged by the Wellington Pipers Club. The Palmsterston North, New Zealand-based piper has won four significant events in his home country and Australia over the last six weeks.

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Brown Cup (Jig & Hornpipe, MSR, Air)
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Emmett Conway, Wellington
3rd Adam Michie, Wellington

Everest Memorial Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Easton “MacKenzie of Applecross’s Salute”
2nd Jordon Johnston “Too Long in this Condition”
3rd George Mason “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”

The Brown Cup.

Both events were judged by Graeme Bilsland and Marion Horsburgh.

The weekend prior saw the Otago Piping & Dancing Association’s 107th annual solo piping competition held June 2-3 at Otago University, and Greg Wilson of Christchurch, New Zealand, had a rare perfect day for any piper anywhere, with four firsts in four events. Judges were Alistair Hanning, Ross Hanning and Marion Horsburgh.

Open Piobaireachd
1st Greg Wilson, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
2nd Brendon Eade, Morrinsville, New Zealand, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”
3rd George Mason, Wellington, “Lament for the Children”

Former Winners March, Strathspey & Reel (twice over each tune)
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Brendon Eade
3rd Alasdair Mackenzie, Invercargill, New Zealand

Strathspey & Reel
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Brendon Eade
3rd Hamish Reade, Nelson, New Zealand

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Brendon Eade
3rd Alasdair Mackenzie

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