Markinch goes to Canning

Published: June 2, 2013
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Markinch, Scotland – June 2, 2013 – About 12 pipers competed at the annual Markinch Highland Games. Greig Canning of Edinburgh emerged with the overall trophy with two second prizes.

Piobaireachd
1st Michael Elder, Auchtermuchty, Scotland
2nd Greig Canning
3rd George Stewart, Perth, Scotland
4th Robert Gray, Edinburgh

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Andrew Wright

MSR
1st George Stewart, Perth, Scotland
2nd Greig Canning
3rd Matt Wilson, Edinburgh
4th Ross Miller, Linlithgow, Scotland

Judges: Roderick Barron, Iain Duncan

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Pipers should avoid memorizing their music until the tune can be played from start to finish, fluidly, without error and at full speed. Once you memorize your music, it will become your reference every time you play. If your memory of the music has flaws in it, through repetition, you will permanently cement these flaws in your playing. Memorization is similar to the wood stain that would be added when building a bookcase – it would be the final touch to a finished product.
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