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Kingdom Thistle Solos 2020 POSTPONED

Kingdom Thistle Solos 2020 POSTPONED

In light of the recent outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus COVID-19 we have decided in the interest of public health and safety to postpone the event including the RSPBA Adult World Solo Drumming Qualifier until a later date.

The event will now be scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th September 2020

All entry fees received so far will be refunded in full and cheques returned or destroyed.

We hope that you understand the reason behind this decision and that at this time the health and safety of the competitors, judges, spectators and support staff is extremely important.

Paul Brown 12/03/2020

 

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Kingdom Thistle 2019 Summaries

Kingdom Thistle 2019 Summaries

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Piping Summary 2019

Drumming Summary 2019

Kingdom Thistle 2019 was again another successful event. We greatly appreciate the support from the Piping & Drumming community. April is a busy time of the year and we appreciate the time and effort from everyone who has traveled locally as well as far and wide to compete.

We are very thankful to host the World Solo Drumming Adult Qualification heat in partnership with RSPBA Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch. All 4 qualifiers can be found on the summary.

Thank you very much for the continued support from our very loyal sponsors, the prizes they donate are fantastic.

Thank you to Wallace Bagpipes (Donated a set of Classic 2 Bagpipes to the winner of the 13 & Under Piping) Kingdom Thistle Pipe Band Supplies, McCallum Bagpipes, Andante Drums and Proline.

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Kingdom Thistle Solos 2019 Entry Pack

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2019

Satruday 13th April 2019

KT2019 Entry Pack Click Here to Download

Please note, Kingdom Thistle in conjunction with RSPBA Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch will host the first RSPBA Adult World Solo Drumming Semi Final Qualifying Heat on the qualification circuit as well as our normal Open Solo Drumming Championship. YOU CAN PLAY IN BOTH THESE EVENTS.

RSPBA WSDC Qualifying Heat 2019 will be held as a separate competition, competitors will be required to submit 2 March, Strathspey & Reel sets, Draw to determine which set you will play will be done in the room by the RSPBA Director in attendance.

 

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming 2018 Summaries

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming 2018 Summaries

Piping Summary 2018

Drumming Summary 2018

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part today.

Today was the 10th Year for Kingdom Thistle Solos. Thank you to all of our competitors who have continued to travel far and wide as well as local players who have supported our event over the years.

Thank you to our sponsors, without them it wouldn’t be possible to present our prize winners with a vast array of fantastic piping and drumming prizes.

Nigel Hodgen – Andante Drums
Craig Munro – Wallace Bagpipes
Kenny McLeod – McCallum Bagpipes
Stephen McQuillan – Proline
Paul Brown – Kingdom Thistle
BPMPERCUSSION – wwwbpmpercussion.com

Special congratualtions to Kenzie Philliban from Methil and District Pipe Band who was the winner in the 13 & Under Piping Event today, He won a fantastic prize today by securing a set of Classic 2 Bagpipes from Wallace Bagpipes. Thank you, Graig Munro.

Kingdom Thistle in conjunction with the RSPBA , Hosted the first Adult WSDC Qualifier of 2018 with 4 competitors gaining automatic entry to the Semi Final stages of the World Solo Drumming Championship to be help in Glasgow in October sponsored also by Andante Drums.

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018 DRAW

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018 DRAW

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Drumming Draw

Piping Draw

Please note, there is NO OPEN SOLO PIPING competition for 2018. This competition will return in 2019 when we return to our usual date in April.

Please note, There will be a  WSDC Qualification Heat held in conjunction with RSPBA Dundee Perth & Angus Branch. Each competitor to submit 2 MSRs to be drawn on the day. There will be 4 Qualification places allocated to the first 4 competitors who have not already qualified.

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018

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Kingdom Thistle 2018 Solo Entry Pack DOWNLOAD

Please note, Kingdom Thistle in conjunction with RSPBA Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch will host the first RSPBA Adult World Solo Drumming Semi Final Qualifying Heat on the qualification circuit as well as our normal Open Solo Drumming Championship. YOU CAN PLAY IN BOTH THESE EVENTS.

RSPBA WSDC Qualifying Heat 2018 will be held as a separate competition, competitors will be required to submit 2 March, Strathspey & Reel sets, Draw to determine which set you will play will be done in the room by the RSPBA Director in attendance.

 

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Kilt Making & Bespoke Uniforms

Kingdom Thistle is now making bespoke kilts with over 1000 tartans to choose from.
All products are hand made in Scotland by professional our kilt maker in the traditional way.

Bespoke Jackets and waistcoats also available from our range of tweeds and traditional fabrics.
Discounts available for Pipe Bands.

Contact us now to order your kilt.

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Kingdom Thistle 2017 Summaries

Kingdom Thistle 2017 Summaries

Saturday 8th April 2017, Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping, Drumming & Tenor Drumming Championships took place.

Another Successful event held today with the standard of piping, drumming and tenor drumming played at a very high level. Congratulations to all the prize winners and thank you very much to all the competitors, parents & supporters who made the effort to travel to Lochgelly and have continued to support this event.

Kingdom Thistle is very much indebted to our event sponsors for their continued support. It very much appreciated. All the prize winners gaining a medal and a prize kindly donated by our sponsors.

Wallace Bagpipes
McCallum Bagpipes
Kingdom Thistle Pipe Band Supplies
Andante Drums
Proline Bass & Tenor Mallets
The Kilter Company
Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

We would also like to thank our team of stewards, runners and our compiler without whom the contest would not run at the same level, also to the adjudicators, Ian Duncan (Piping) Tom Brown (Piping) Stuart Coils (Drumming) Gordon Brown (Drumming) & Lynne Ward (Tenor Drumming)

Today was also another first for Kingdom Thistle. We had a competitor from the British Army.
L/Cpl Jamie MacDonald 3 Scots,Royal Regiment of Scotland, Pipes & Drums of the Black Watch.

We would like to congratulate L/Cpl Macdonald who only last week successfully completed his Army Pipe Majors course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Dance.

Piping Summary 2017
Open Piobaireached Summary 2017
Drumming Summary 2017

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