January 02, 2015

(Updated) Easton starts New Year with a bang

Stuart Easton

Waipu, New Zealand – January 1, 2015 – The 144st Waipu Highland Games kicked off the New Year for the world’s pipers and drummers, and Stuart Easton emerged the most successful in the Professional solo piping event, with three firsts, two seconds and a third. The events were judged by Stuart Findlayson, Bain McGregor and Greg Wilson.

In the solo drumming, Louis Norton won the overall A-Grade Robert Turner Championship Trophy. Corryn Parry took the aggregate of B-Grade award, winner of the Clan Cameron Trophy for overall C-Grade was David Mouat-Cortes, and the D-Grade Piping Hot Summer Drummer Trophy went to Nathan Ballantyne.

Solo Piping
Helen McGregor Memorial Medley

1st Stuart Easton
2nd Willie Rowe
3rd Liam Kernaghan
4th Stewart McKenzie

1st Willie Rowe, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Stuart Easton, “Nameless Cheradee Darievea”
3rd Marion Horsburgh, “Lament for the Children”
4th Liam Kernaghan, “Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”

1st Liam Kernaghan
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Marion Horsburgh
4th Willie Rowe

Strathspey & Reel
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Stewart McKenzie
3rd Liam Kernaghan
4th Marion Horsburgh

1st Stewart McKenzie
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Willie Rowe

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Willie Rowe
3rd Liam Kernaghan
4th Geoff Hallberg




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