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Stuart Easton – Biography

Stuart began piping at the age of 13 under the tuition of his father Murray, then later by Greg Wilson and Stewart McKenzie. As a soloist he has won virtually every major prize in New Zealand & Australia including the Silver Chanter & Former Winners Clasp, the Commun Na Piobaireachd (NZ) & McLean (AU) Gold Medals, the overall New Zealand Solo Piping Championships many times; the Australasian Invitational Piping final in Brisbane & Overall Senior Piping at the RU Brown contest in Adelaide. Stuart has also won the New Zealand invitational Claymore and Targe competition on many occasions.

He is a regular competitor in Scotland currently competing in the Silver Medals at Oban and Inverness. Stuart has also represented New Zealand in Lorient, France on eight occasions and having won the Piobaireachd in 2010 & runner up in the MacCrimmon trophy in 2014. As a recipient of the William Boyle Scholarship, Stuart achieved the Institute of Piping Senior Certificate at the Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Stuart is the Pipe Sergeant of the seven times NZ Champion Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band. He is a teacher, and senior PDANZ adjudicator.

 

Shelley Easton – Biography

Shelley was involved in competitive Highland Dancing since age 4. She has held 10 New Zealand Championships and many North, South, and Centre Championships. Shelley gained her Solo Seal in Highland & National Dancing at age 21 and is an active teacher and adjudicator throughout New Zealand. She has also competed successfully in Scotland in 2007 and 2009.

Aside from dancing, Shelley has also been a playing member of the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band from 2007 until 2012 including three trips to the World Pipe Band Championships.

Now days, Shelley continues to teach, judge, and be an active member of the New Zealand Highland Dancing Community.

 

 

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