2017 Set Tunes

 

SET TUNES FOR 2017

Clasp Competition

  1. In Praise of Morag PS 1, K
  2. The Prince’s Salute PS 1, K
  3. The Unjust Incarceration PS 2, K
  4. Colin Roy MacKenzie’s Lament PS 3, K
  5. Craigellachie PS 6, K
  6. Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament PS 8, K
  7. My Dearest on Earth give me Your Kiss PS 11
  8. Rory MacLoude’s Lament PS 11

The winner receives the First Prize, the Louis MacKinnon Challenge Cup and a Clasp for the Gold Medal. The competition is confined to winners of the Society’s Gold Medal.

Competitors are to submit 4 tunes chosen from the list of 8 Clasp tunes above, one of which they will be required to play.

 There must be a minimum of 3 competitors or the event will not be held.

 

Gold Medal Competition

  1. Nameless: ‘Hiharin dro o dro’ PS 4, K
  2. The Park Piobaireachd No 2 PS 4, K
  3. The King’s Taxes PS 5, K
  4. The MacDougalls’ Gathering PS 5, K
  5. Beloved Scotland PS 6, K
  6. The Vaunting PS 7, K
  7. Lady MacDonald’s Lament PS 8, K
  8. Lord Lovat’s Lament PS 9, K

The winner receives the First Prize, The Highland Society of London Trophy for one year, and the Comunn na Piobaireachd (New Zealand) Inc Gold Medal.

Former winners are not eligible to compete.

Competitors are to submit 4 tunes chosen from the list of 8 Gold Medal tunes above, one of which they will be required to play.

 Entry to the Gold Medal competition is restricted to pipers who have not previously won the Gold Medal event and who are:

  1.  Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘A’ Grade, or
  2. Pipers who have been awarded a prize (other than first prize) in a previous Comunn na Piobaireachd Gold Medal competition since 1990, or
  3. Pipers who have previously won the Comunn na Piobaireachd Silver Medal competition.

 No medal will be awarded if the judges are of the opinion that the standard does not warrant the award.

 

 

Silver Medal Competition

  1. Hail to My Country PS 16
  2. Lord Berisdale’s Salute PS 16
  3. The Sword’s Lament PS 16
  4. Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod’s Lament PS 16
  5. Cronan Phadruig Seumas DM Book 3
  6. Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
  7. Lament for The Iolaire DM Piobaireachd Collection
  8. Roderick MacDonald’s Salute DM Piobaireachd Collection

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection

K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor

DM = Donald MacLeod

DM Book 3 is one of the books in Donald MacLeod’s light music collection.

 The winner receives the First Prize and the Comunn na Piobaireachd (New Zealand) Inc Silver Medal.

 Former winners are not eligible to compete.

 Competitors are to submit 3 tunes chosen from the list of 8 Silver Medal tunes above, one of which they will be required to play.

 Entry to the Silver Medal competition is restricted to pipers who have not previously won the Silver Medal event and who are Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘B’ Grade.  Previous winners of the Comunn na Piobaireachd Bronze Medal are eligible for entry to the Silver Medal.

No medal will be awarded if the judges are of the opinion that the standard does not warrant the award.

Important Note:  The number of tunes to be submitted for the Silver Medal will remain at 3 tunes until the Society’s competitions in 2018, at which time the number of tunes competitors are required to submit will be reconsidered, potentially increasing to 4.

 

Bronze Medal Competition

The winner receives the First Prize and the Comunn na Piobaireachd (New Zealand) Inc Bronze Medal.

 Former winners are not eligible to compete.

 Competitors are to submit 2 tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be required to play.

 Entry to the Bronze Medal competition is restricted to pipers with a Piping and Dancing  Association ‘C’ Grade or lower.  Note that a competitor entered for the Bronze Medal cannot play up in the Silver Medal.

No medal will be awarded if the judges are of the opinion that the standard does not warrant the award.

Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections.

Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.

 

For the Music Committee,

 

 

 Greg Wilson

Secretary

 

10 April 2016