January 01, 2021

Kernaghan kicks off 2021 with a win at Waipu

Liam Kernaghan with the Waipu overall tophy.

Waipu, New Zealand – December 31, 2020-January 1, 2021 – Liam Kernaghan of Dunedin, New Zealand, got the 2021 off to a great start with an overall win at the annual New Year’s Day Solo Piping Competition at Waipu, where 15 contestants enjoyed the A-Grade events on a hot and sunny day in the middle of the antipodean summer. Kernaghan was also the winner of last year’s Waipu New Year’s Day competition.

The Helen MacGregor Memorial Medley competition was also held at Waipu on December 31st. The results are decided by an audience vote, and Willie Rowe of Plamstroston North, New Zealand, was the winner.

1st Greg Wilson, Tai Tapu, New Zealand, “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
2nd Campbell Wilson, Christchurch, New Zealand
3rd Liam Kernaghan
Judges: Stuart Finlayson, Brian Switalla

1st Liam Kernaghan
2nd Willie Rowe, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3rd Greg Wilson
Judge: Bain McGregor

1st Greg Wilson
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Willie Rowe
Judges: Stuart Finlayson, Brian Switalla

Strathspey & Reel
1st Liam Kernaghan
2nd Greg Wilson
3rd Campbell Wilson
Judges: Stuart Finlayson, Brian Switalla

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Liam Kernaghan
2nd Willie Rowe
3rd Greg Wilson
Judge: Iain Robertson

Helen MacGregor Memorial Medley
1st Willie Rowe
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Campbell Wilson
4th Chubb Chia



Easton, Kernaghan, Pullan take the big prizes at in-person NZ Canterbury Silver Chanter
October 26, 2020

Kernaghan, Smart start 2020 with wins at Waipu
January 1, 2020

Kernaghan takes overall at Turakina NZ Solo Championship
January 26, 2019





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