2016 Tunes Out

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CNP’s Gold Medal Statue

The Secretary of the Music Committee, Greg Wilson, has announced the 2016 tunes.

Clasp Competition

  1. The Bells of Perth PS 2, K
  2. Scarce of Fishing PS 3, K
  3. The Earl of Ross’s March PS 10
  4. The MacDonalds’ Salute (Corrected version) (*) PS 11
  5. Lament for Hugh PS 13
  6. MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament PS 15, K
  7. A Son’s Salute to his Parents Donald MacLeod Book
  8. The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairack (*) PS 20th Century Book

Scores for tunes marked (*) are available on the PS website at: www.piobaireachd.co.uk.

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. Lament for MacSwan of Roaig PS 1, K
  2. The Battle of Waternish PS 2, K
  3. The Gathering of Clan Chattan PS 2, K
  4. Mary’s Praise PS 5, K
  5. My King has landed in Moidart PS 5, K
  6. Isabel Mackay PS 6, K
  7. I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand PS 7, K
  8. The Stewarts’ White Banner PS 7

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:

  • Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘A’ Grade, or
  • Pipers who have been awarded a prize (other than first prize) in a previous Comunn na Piobaireachd Gold Medal competition since 1990, or
  • 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. 1. Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg PS 1
  2. Hector MacLean’s Warning (#) PS 2
  3. The Rout of the MacPhees (#) PS 4
  4. A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach PS 5, K
  5. I am Proud to play a Pipe PS 6, K
  6. Castle Menzies PS 8
  7. The MacDonalds are Simple (#) PS 9
  8. The Piper’s Warning to his Master PS 12, K

For the purposes of the Silver Medal competitions, tunes marked (#) require crunluaths a mach. 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 6 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 competitors will be required to submit 4 tunes from the set list.

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.

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection
K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor

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

12 April 2015

 

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