October 31, 2008

Wilson successfully defends World Solo Drumming title

Glasgow – October 25, 2008 – Barry Wilson of the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band won his second consecutive RSPBA World Solo Drumming Championship by gaining most aggregate points over a March, Strathspey & Reel and Honrpipe & Jig events. Wilson was third in the MSR and won the HP&J.
1st Barry Wilson, Scottish Power
2nd Jim Kilpatrick, House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead
3rd Steven McWhirter, Inveraray & District
4th Gordon Brown, Boghall & Bathgate
5th Eric Ward, Strathclyde Police
6th Reid Maxwell, Simon Fraser University
1st Gordon Brown
2nd Eric Ward
3rd Barry Wilson
4th Jim Kilpatrick
5th Reid Maxwell
6th Steven McWhirter
Judges: Alistair Aitken, Jim Baxter, Joe Noble, Gordon Parkes
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Barry Wilson
2nd Steven McWhirter
3rd Jim Kilpatrick
4th Reid Maxwell
5th Gordon Brown
6th Eric Ward
Judges: Gordon Craig, Greg Dinsdale,Jim Hutton, Ciaran Mordaunt.
Also playing in the final but not making the lists were Derek Cooper, SFU; William Glenholmes, Cullybackey; Gordon Lee, SFU; Aaron McCarten, Ravara; Chris McNicholl, Strathclyde Police; and Gavin Noade, Field Marshal Montgomery.


  1. Just a minor point – Steven McWhirter was entered under Inverary & Dist and Not SFU. BIG congrats to Barry – hopfully this will prove to the doubters that last year was no fluke just because JK messed up. Well done to all 4 winners.



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