April 22, 2023

Shedden wins as six more go through World Solo Drumming semi-final after Kingdom Thistle-European

Steven Shedden with his solo drumming trophies from the 2023 Kingdom Thistle European Solo Drumming Championships.

Lochgelly, Scotland – April 22, 2023 – Seven Shedden of Melbourne, Australia, was the winner of the RSPBA’s European Solo Drumming Championship held at Lochgelly High School as the latest qualifying event for the semi-final of the 2023 World Solo Drumming Championship this October.

The event was held as a partnership between the Dundee, Perth and Angus Branch of the Association and Kingdom Thistle Pipe Band Supplies, and was part of the annual Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Competition.

The top-six finishers each get a bye to the World’s semi-final.

1st Steven Shedden, Hawthorn
2nd Craig Brown, Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Gavin Orr, Johnstone
4th Cameron Lawson, Inveraray & District
5th Greg Fullerton, Johnstone
6th MacKenzie Forrest, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
Judges: Arthur Cook, Brian Martin

These six join the pre-qualifiers from previously-run events:

  • Blair Beaton, 78th Fraser Highlanders
  • Blair Brown, Simon Fraser University
  • Glen Creighton, Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
  • Derek Cooper, Inveraray & District
  • Robert Graham, Simon Fraser University
  • David Henderson, Police Scotland Federation
  • Jake Jørgensen, ScottishPower
  • Taylor Killoran, Simon Fraser University
  • Alex Kuldell, MacMillan
  • Eric MacNeill, City of Dunedin (USA)
  • Kerr McQuillan, Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonian
  • Steven McWhirter, Inveraray & District
  • Stephen Paynter, Simon Fraser University
  • Chloe Taylor, ScottishPower





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