HPSC Piper of the Year 2016

This year see’s the reintroduction of the HPSC Piper of the Year across grades D, C and B. We have had two Sunday Solo Competitions so far and the attached spreadsheet details the competitors points accumulated to date.

There one more event (Labour Weekend) for competitors to accumulate more points and secure the trophies.


2016 HPSC Silver Chanter Labour Weekend Solo Championships

We are very pleased to announce that our judges for this years HPSC Silver Chanter Competitions in Christchurch will be:

Alistair Hanning – Auckland

Stewart McKenzie – Wellington

Iain Robertson – Palmerston North

Murray Mansfield – Palmerston North

Vaughan Wheeler – Christchurch


Attached are the playing schedule and entry form – Entries close off on Tuesday 4th October 2016

HPSC – Silver_Chanter_Schedule-2016

HPSC – SILVER_CHANTER Solo Piping Entry Form

Sunday Solo Competition – Sunday 11th September

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 11th September we have a Solo Piping Competition at St. Andrews College covering Grades A – Novice plus a Chanter event.

Judges are Rosie Hobbs, Peter McLean and Vaughn Wheeler

All are welcome to come along for a listen. We begin at 9.00am

Please find below a link for the schedule and entry form.

Entries can be placed with Fraser – compsechpsc@gmail.com






The President and Executive Committee of the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury advise that its Annual General Meeting for 2016 will be held at St Andrews College Askin Pipe Band Centre on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 5.30pm. All Society members are invited to attend.

This year there won’t be a recital – tea and coffee will be available.

Sunday Solo – May 29th 2016 – Results

Great turnout of competitors for this Sunday competition. A very big thank you to judges Rowan Manson, David Burrows and Greg Wilson  for their time.


Sunday Solo Competition – May 29th

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 29th May we have a Solo Competition at St. Andrews College covering grades B – Novice plus a Chanter event occurring.

Judges are David Burrows and Rowan Manson.

All are welcome to come along for a listen. We begin at 9.00am

Please find below a link for the schedule and entry form.

Entries can be placed with Fraser – compsechpsc@gmail.com

HPSC – Sunday Solo Piping Entry Form-04



2016 Solo Competitions Dates

The Highland Piping Society of Canterbury have proposed to have Solo Piping competitions on the following dates for the year.

Please note that these dates can be subject to change.

Sunday 3rd April 2016 – St. Andrews College

Sunday 29th May 2016 – St. Andrews College

Sunday 11th September 2016 – St. Andrews College

Sunday 10th July – Invitation Competition

Saturday 22nd – 23rd October 2016 –

Labour Weekend Silver Chanter Competition


Silver Chanter Competitions 2015 – Results

The weekend kicked off with a recital from the two Doctors – Dr. Angus MacDonald and Dr. Brendon Eade, ably supported by Ruairidh MacLean and George Grey. All playing superbly and entertaining the audience with both technique, tune selection and a few good stories as well. Our event competitions began Saturday morning for around 80 competitors with judges Angus MacDonald, Brendon Eade, Brian Switalla, Iain Hines and David Burrows.

The Silver Chanter March, Strathspey and Reel competition was held Saturday evening with Scott Marshall adjudged the Silver Chanter Winner, 2nd William Rowe, 3rd Tim Dudley and 4th John Wansink. On Sunday evening we held the Clasp, for former winners of the Silver Chanter. Each competitor is asked to submit four tunes of each time signature and the judges select two of each. From a field of 9 competitors our 2015 winner for 2015 is Liam Kernaghan with Stuart Easton 2nd and Alasdair MacKenzie 3rd.

We then wrapped the evening up with prize giving and an entertaining address to the haggis performed by Jamie McEwan.


2015 Clasp Winner Liam Kernaghan


Liam and Scott


2015Silver Chanter Winner Scott Marshall


HPSC Labour Weekend Event Timetable

Please find below a pdf of our estimated Labour Weekend event times. Those that paid for a program should receive an electronic version in the next 24 hours.

LW 2015 Timetable

The Doctors Recital – Dr. Angus MacDonald & Dr. Brendon Eade

The HPSC committee would like announce an up-coming recital featuring our highly respected international piping judge Dr. Angus Macdonald and New Zealand piping identity Dr. Brendon Eade.

The recital will be held at 7.30pm on the evening of Friday 23rd October at St. Andrews College senior college lounge. We will have a duty piper playing upon arrival and two others supporting our main guests.

We look forward to seeing you there.

LW Recital Flyer 2015