Greg Wilson takes the Targe and the overall, Kernaghan the light music at Palmerston North
Palmerston North, New Zealand – May 19, 2023 – By winning the Targe Piobaireachd and placing second in the Claidhmor March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig, Greg Wilson of Tai Tapu, New Zealand, came away as the big winner at the annual Palmerston North contest for top solo pipers. Wellington’s Liam Kernaghan took the light music.
They competed against six others. For the light music, contestants have to feature at least one composition by a New Zealander.
1st Greg Wilson, Tai Tapu, New Zealand, “Donald Gruamach’s March”
2nd Stuart Easton, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3rd Brendon Eade, Morrinsville, New Zealand
1st Liam Kernaghan, Wellington, “The Glengarry Gathering,” “Jennifer Finlayson,” “Willie Murray’s Reel,” “Mrs. Megan Harrington,” “Patrick’s Revelations”
2nd Greg Wilson
3rd Stuart Easton
Also competing were Scott Armstrong, Callum Carn, Piers Dover, and Adam Waghorn.
The judges were last year’s winner, Willie Rowe, and George Mason.
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