Labour Weekend Recital – Euan MacCrimmon

The HPSC committee would like to make you aware of an up-coming recital featuring our highly respected international piping judge, Euan MacCrimmon. The recital will be held the evening of Friday 24th October at St Andrews College senior college lounge. Supporting Euan are three of the South Island’s leading graded pipers – Louis Newman, James Wansink and John Wansink. We look forward to seeing there!

Labour Weekend Recital 2014

Sunday Morning Solo – 14 September

Our next Sunday morning competition at St. Andrews College is on the 14th September. See schedule and entry form below for more details:


HPSC – Sunday Solo Piping Entry Form-3

Sunday Morning Solo – 27 July

Our next sunday morning solo competition at St. Andrews College is on 27 July. See schedule and entry form below for more details.

HPSC 27 July Sunday Solos Schedule

HPSC – Sunday Solo Piping Entry Form

Silver Chanter 2014 – Entries now open

Entries are now open for the 2014 Silver Chanter Solo piping competitions on October 25 & 26 at St. Andrews College.

Schedule for the event can be found below and on our competitions page.

HPSC Silver Chanter Schedule 2014

HPSC Silver Chanter Entry Form 2014

HPSC AGM and Recital Evening – Saturday 21 June

AGM Flyer


Printer friendly version available here: HPSC 2014 AGM Flyer

Sunday solos – May 18th

Our next Sunday Morning Solos will be held on May 18th, see schedule below. Entries close May 14th

HPSC Sunday Schedule May 18th 2014

HPSC Sunday Comps Entry Form

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