July 11, 2021

Two in a Rowe for Willie at Brown Cup solo piping

Wellington, New Zealand – July 10, 2021 – Willie Rowe of Rata, New Zealand, won both the piobaireachd and the light music at the 69th annual Brown Cup Solo Piping Competition, sponsored by the Wellington Pipers Club. The contest was held live and in-person and well supported by both contestants and enthusiasts.

The competition is one of the only annual events that has not missed an in-person year. Last year’s Brown Cup was delayed a few months, held in September after the country lifted pandemic restrictions.

Everest Piobaireachd winners (L-R): Liam Kernaghan, Willie Rowe, Scott Armstrong, Callum Carn.

Everest Memorial Piobaireachd
1st Willie Rowe, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
2nd Scott Armstrong, Auckland, New Zealand, “Isabel Mackay”
3rd Liam Kernaghan, Wellington, New Zealand, “Lament for Mary MacLeod”
4th Callum Carn, Wellington, New Zealand, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
Judges: Alastair Hanning, Marion Horsburgh

Brown Cup 2021 winners (L-R): Liam Kernaghan, Murray Mansfield, Willie Rowe, Hamish Reade

Brown Cup MSR, Air, Jig & Hornpipe
1st Willie Rowe
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Murray Mansfield, Palmerston North, New Zealand
4th Hamish Reade, Nelson, New Zealand



Easton, Rowe winners at in-person Brown and Everest Cups
September 27, 2020





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