Shasta Piping Society amateur competition
California’s Shasta Piping Society held its ninth amateur competition on April 9. Brian Turner of Key Largo, Florida returned to his home state and captured the society’s Prize Pipe at the competition held in Redding.
Brian played the David Glen arrangements of 'I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand’ and ‘The Prince's Salute’. Brian’s prize was a prize pipe – an early 20th century set of David Glen & Son cocuswood and ivory drones.
Each competitor was required to play the urlar and first variations of two tunes of their own choosing, one after the other, from the David Glen collections of music.
The amateur prize pipe competition was developed last year as a fundraising effort for the Shasta Piping Society pipe scholarship for K-12th grade students in financial need. Another goal of the SPS is to sponsor recitals of music arrangements not commonly heard on the competitive stage. For more information, visit the SPS webpage at:
- Brian Turner, Key Largo, Florida (I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand, The Prince's Salute)
- Eric Albert, Eugene, Oregon (MacGregor's Salute and Struan Robertson's Salute)Prize: a Colin Kyo chanter
- Nathan Wahlgren, Philomath, Oregon (Glengarry's March and Black Donald's March to Inverlochy). Prize: a copy of Jim McIntosh’s book
- Bruce Locken Fair Oaks, California (Lament of the Old Sword and MacGregor's Salute). Prize: a copy of Binneas is Boreraig, College of Piping