World Solo Drumming 2008

Here we go… All vids of the Final & Semi Finals are uploaded !

Thanks to Jock Roarty for his camcoder and to Damien, Tangi & Pascal for filming !

Barry Wilson
MSR: Clan McRae Society / Dora MacLeod / MacAllister’s Dirk
HPJ: Fiddler’s Trip / Old Wife of the Mill Dust

Jim Kilpatrick
MSR: Highland Wedding / Atholl Cummers / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
HPJ: Moving Cloud / Caber Feidh

Steven McWhirter
MSR: John MacDonald of Glencoe / Atholl Cummers / Pretty Marion
HPJ: Train Journey North / Troy’s Wedding

Gordon Brown
MSR: Balmoral Highlander / Blair Drummond / John Morrison of Assynthouse
HPJ: The Dechmont Flyer / The Gold Ring

Eric Ward
MSR: Donald Cameron / Cameronian Rant / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
HPJ: Moving Cloud / Troy’s Wedding

Reid Maxwell
MSR: Highland Wedding / Blair Drummond / John Morrison of Assynthouse
HPJ: Lucy Cassidy / Biddy from Sligo

Gordon Lee
MSR: Clan MacRae Society / Dora MacLeod / MacAllister’s Dirk
HPJ: Rhonda Blair / Silver Creek

Chris McNicholl
MSR: John MacDonald of Glencoe / Cameronian Rant / MacAllister’s Dirk
HPJ: Kizbaum’s Frency / Michael MacDonald / The Humours of Whisky

William Glenholmes
MSR: Clan MacRae Society / Maggie Cameron / Loch Carron
HPJ: The Rawlpindi Express / Bronnie’s Blue Brozzie

Gavin Noade
MSR: Tom MacAllister / Susan MacLeod / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
HPJ: Stevie’s First Bar / Butter Fingers

Derek Cooper
MSR: Balmoral Highlander / Blair Drummond / John Morrison of Assynthouse
HPJ: Blackie MacLeod / Atholl Highlanders

Aaron McCarten
MSR: Highland Wedding / Dora MacLeod / John MacKechnie
HPJ: Raymond Bradford / Karen Nuttal / Fraser Allison


33 Responses to “World Solo Drumming 2008” »»

  1. Comment by Andrew Hoinacki | 10/28/08 at 4:11 am

    Baz is straight-up phenomenal (duh!)

    Thanks for getting these up so quickly, Gus!!

  2. Comment by Tommy C. Nielsen | 10/28/08 at 6:18 am

    Once again cudos to Gus, for bringing these vids to the masses.
    Looking forward to the rest.

  3. Comment by Viv Stapleton | 10/28/08 at 3:59 pm

    Gus, thank you for uploading the videos.

  4. Comment by Carroll Cadden | 10/28/08 at 5:40 pm

    Always exciting to see…and with such good video quality!

  5. Comment by Vince | 10/28/08 at 8:30 pm

    Gus, you’re the MAN ! ! !

    Can anyone tell me wich tunes are played?


  6. Comment by julien ryo | 10/28/08 at 9:47 pm

    cool !!!

    tu pourras mettre l’épreuve de breton !!!

    ok je sors !!!


  7. Comment by Jakez BODERIOU | 10/29/08 at 1:21 pm

    thanks a lot Gus! you’re tehe best

  8. Comment by Daz Gregory | 10/29/08 at 3:30 pm

    Top job Gus! Thanks for putting these up so quickly year after year.

    Congrats to Barry on besting a field with an amazingly high standard.

    A brilliant final – a pity I couldn’t make the day due to work commitments….



  9. Comment by Bob King | 10/29/08 at 7:09 pm

    Where is the recording of Aaron McCarten – I know he made the final and was prertty hard done by in the results!!!!!!

  10. Gus
    Comment by Gus | 10/29/08 at 7:17 pm

    Gimme ten minutes man !!

  11. Comment by Graeme Bryce | 10/29/08 at 9:20 pm


    Great job chief. I only wish that this can be done for other events in the same way. Quality is far better than YouTube.

    I hope that you had a good night afterwards in the Station Bar 🙂


  12. tom
    Comment by tom | 10/30/08 at 12:32 am

    well done gus…..all vids are fab…..cant wait for both semi-finals also……thx again

  13. Comment by Carl Manson | 10/30/08 at 12:13 pm

    Nice work Gus! I couldn’t make it up this year, so is great to be able to see the finals here. Good quality too! 🙂

    Thanks very much,
    See you round!

  14. Comment by Iain Ricketts-Moncur | 10/30/08 at 5:35 pm

    Ces sont fantastiques. Merci beaucoup!!

  15. Comment by Mark | 10/31/08 at 1:26 am


  16. Comment by Benjamin | 10/31/08 at 11:24 am

    Merci Gus pour les videos et les audios, chaque année tu nous régale !

  17. Comment by Lexi | 11/01/08 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks so much Gus. Je t’aime.
    Are you going to post the link so we can download the videos like last year?

  18. Comment by Richard Baughman | 11/01/08 at 10:09 pm

    Oh my god, The mother load. EVERYBODY DONATE TO GUS for his extrordinary efforts. Just think of how much money we saved not having to fly there to watch!!!

  19. Comment by stevie503 | 11/03/08 at 4:33 pm

    great work gus!!

    is der any way you could change these in mp3 format!!


  20. Gus
    Comment by Gus | 11/03/08 at 4:51 pm

    Sure aye… I’ll upload MP3s of the final tonight… Semis later on !

    FLV video files are here for those who want to download them:
    (right-click on each links and “save target as…”)

  21. Comment by Andre Wienen | 11/11/08 at 12:08 am

    He Olav,

    Rob Hoogenhoud was bij me. Vertelde van deze site en ik kwam ik jou tegen.
    Dit zijn geen leuke dingen om te zien en vooral niet om mee te maken lijkt me…..

    Kl*te voor je!

    Heb je verder nog gespeeld?

    Andre Wienen (vroeger Lowland Brigade Pipe Band)

  22. Comment by tangui Bodin | 11/12/08 at 12:11 pm

    Super le cadrage et la qualité !!!
    Un grand merci aussi pour le lien des vids en flv.

  23. Comment by yann fanch le merdy | 11/13/08 at 4:38 pm

    hello Gus !

    Merci beaucoup pour tout ce super travail ! On en dort plus !!!

    Bien cordialement YFLM

  24. Comment by Roddy | 11/17/08 at 5:51 am

    How do pick the winner?? How much does personal bias and opinion come into it?? The top six were all supburb…with different styles to boot…I really like Gordon Brown as a drummer, loved his MSR (very worthy winner), Eric Ward is a dynamite player, but just didn’t quite like his choice of music so much..Steven is just as gifted and well, you can never discount the great Jim Kilpatrick…a real master. So glad this was made available for viewing and sincerely hope that it continues year by year. Well done.

  25. Comment by Roddy | 11/17/08 at 6:43 am

    It is great to see the cream of the world's pipe band side drummers going toe to toe, with combined musical excellence…to achieve the standards of these top echelon competitors, would truely take special talent and the best part of a life time to perfect….there is no other form of drumming or any other drummers in any other discipline who would come in a bulls roar of these guys!!

  26. Comment by Diego Puron | 11/23/08 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Gus, thanks for this great job, but, will you upload the Mp3 as other years? i really like to have them in my iPod to listen them as much as i can to pick all the good that i can.

    Thanks again lad!!

  27. Gus
    Comment by Gus | 12/10/08 at 6:29 pm

    MP3s are here :

    Enjoy !

  28. Comment by Simon | 01/16/09 at 11:46 am

    Gus, I just caught these videos now. Superb. Thank you very much for sharing them!

  29. Comment by Richard | 05/06/09 at 11:43 am

    Poor Olav!

  30. Comment by Pierre Taweel | 05/18/09 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks Gus for all the vids.
    There is Two things I want to say,The First what happened with Olav,and the second how can I download the Tunes?

  31. Comment by RICHARD BAUGHMAN | 09/26/09 at 11:06 am


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