Sunday Morning Solos – April 6th

Our first Sunday Morning Solos for 2014 will be held on April 6th. See schedule below. Entries close April 3rd

HPSC Sunday Schedule April 6th

Silver Chanter Competitions 2013 Results

With over 100 players entered in this years competitions, the HPSC’s 37th annual Silver Chanter competitions at Labour Weekend was always going to be a huge weekend. A huge thanks to everyone who was involved.

A special thanks must go to the judges for the weekend – Jim Murray, Brian Swittalla, Graeme Bilsland, John Hanning and Alan MacKenzie. Thanks also to all the Board Marshalls for donating their time over the weekend, things wouldn’t have run so smoothly without you!

A big congratulations to all the prizewinners over the weekend, including Silver Chanter winner Richard Cox of Dunedin and Former Winners Clasp winner Martin Frewen of Auckland. A full list of results is avaliable here;

Silver Chanter Results 2013

Photos will be available on our Facebook page soon

Labour Weekend recital – James Murray


Silver Chanter Update – Important announcement

With the Silver Chanter competitions at Labour Weekend almost upon us, the HPSC have some announcements to make.

First and foremost, we have an international judge change. Unfortunately Bruce Gandy has alerted us that for various reasons he is unable to make the trip. We have activated plan B and extended an invitation to James Murray.

Hailing from Fife in Scotland, James Murray is a regular competitor throughout Scotland, and has been for many years. Winner of the Highland Society of London Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and Silver Star Former Winners MSR at the Northern Meeting,  James has earned his place as a top soloist. James also has a successful Pipe Band career behind him, winning two World Pipe Band Championship titles with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band. Until recently, James was the Pipe Major of the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band, leading them to regular Top 10 placings at the Worlds and other major championships in the UK. James currently lives in Perth, Australia, where he is Pipe Major of the Western Australia Police Pipe Band.

With the delay in replacing judge, we are running a little behind with the printing of our competition programme. As such, we have loaded the event content and orders of play below for all to view. Programmes will then be available at the desk upon your arrival on Friday night or Saturday morning. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Silver Chanter Events Order of Play

HPSC Silver Chanter Announcement Oct 2013


Sunday Morning Solos – September 15th

Entries are now open for our next sunday morning solo competitions on September 15th, entries close September 8th. See the Competitions page for details

Recital Evening – July 6th


Sunday Morning Solos – July 7th

Entries are now open for our next sunday morning solo competitions on July 7th, see the Competitions page for details. Entries close July 1st.

Silver Chanter Competitions 2013 – Entries now open

Entries are now open for the 2013 Silver Chanter competitions, to be held October 26th & 27th.

Schedule for the competitions is available here and on our Competitions page.

Entries close September 1st 2013.

Results – AGM, Pipe Idol and Sunday Solos

At the AGM on May 25th, a new committee was voted in for 2013. The committee is as follows;

President - Andy McNicholl

Vice President - Simon Fraser

Secretary - Heather-Maree Allen

Treasurer - Noelene Keller QSM

General Committee - Neil Taylor, Phillip Lundy, Graeme Bryce, Jamie Hawke, James Thomson

Retiring President Tom Glover and Secretary Rosie Hobbs were acknowledged on the night, and we would again like to thank them for their numerous years of service. Congratulations must also go to Gordon Ogilvie and Alex Thomson, who were voted in as Life Members of the HPSC at the AGM.

The AGM was followed by a great nights entertainment with Pipe Idol Canterbury. After 4 superb performances, Ben Murray was announced the winner of the evening, with Josh Smith as runner-up.

Results from the following morning’s solo competitions can be found below.

HPSC Sunday Solo Piping Results – May 26th

AGM and Recital Evening – May 25th