2014 Set Tunes

SET TUNES FOR 2014

Clasp Competition

  1. Scarce of Fishing – PS Bk 3
  2. *Donald Gruamach’s March – PS Bk 2
  3. *Lament for the UnionPS Bk 6
  4. *Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon – PS Bk 3
  5. The Red Speckled Bull – PS Bk 4
  6. Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute – PS Bk 3
  7. *The Battle of the Pass of Crieff – PS Bk 1
  8. Nameless Cherede darievea – PS Bk 8

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory

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 Finlay – PS Bk 1 (note that the tune with the same name in Book 13 of the PS collection is NOT the correct tune for the 2014 competitions).
  2. *The Desperate Battle – PS Bk 7
  3. Sobieski’s Salute – PS Bk 5
  4. The Bicker – PS Bk 4
  5. Lament for Captain MacDougall – PS Bk 6
  6. *The Battle of Auldearn No 2 – PS Bk 2
  7. *Lament for the Only Son – PS Bk 6
  8. Lament for the Departure of King James – PS Bk 3

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory

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 3 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. The Company’s Lament – PS Bk 1
  2. *Black Donald’s March – PS Bk 3
  3. MacLeod’s Short Tune = PS Bk 6
  4. Hector MacLean’s Warning – PS Bk 2
  5. Corrienessan’s Salute – PS Bk 8
  6. Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart No 1 – PS Bk 6

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.

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

For the Music Committee,

Greg Wilson

Secretary

10 April 2013

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