May 31, 2005

Piobaireachd Society announces 2006 Set Tunes

The Piobaireachd Society has announced the tunes that are set for the major solo-piping competitions in 2006, including the Northern Meeting at Inverness, the Argyllshire Gathering at Oban, and various contests in Canada and New Zealand adopting the lists.

Senior (Clasp, Senior Piobaireachd)
“The Daughter’s Lament,” Book 6 & Kilberry
“Lament for the Harp Tree,” Book 12 & Kilberry
“Lament for the Laird of Anapool,” PS Book 9**
“The MacLeans’ March,” PS Book 10 **
“My Dearest on Earth, Give Me Your Kiss,” PS Book 11
“Port Urlar,” PS Book 12*

* The revised setting in the new edition of book 12 is recommended.

** A setting of equivalent weight is found in Music of Scotland – the MacArthur-MacGregor Manuscript of Piobaireachd 1820.

Competitors submit four tunes and play one.

Gold Medal
“Duntroon’s March,” PS Book 14
“Fair Honey,” PS Book 9
“Isabel MacKay,” PS Book 6 & Kilberry
“Lord MacDonald’s Lament,” PS Book 13
“Mackintosh of Borlum’s Salute,” PS Book 12
“Nameless,” PS Book 12 page 378
“The Old Men of the Shells,” PS Book 7 & Kilberry
“The Lament for the Only Son,” PS Book 6 & Kilberry

Competitors submit four tunes and play one.

Silver Medal
“The Battle of Strome,” PS Book 5
“Chisholm’s Salute,” PS Book 14 & Kilberry
“The Duke of Atholl’s Salute,” PS Book 14
“Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks,” PS Book 5 & Kilberry
“MacCrimmon Will Never Return,” Kilberry
“Weighing From Land,” PS Book 2 & Kilberry

Competitors submit four tunes and play one.

The Piobaireachd Society adds: “Competitors are not restricted to the settings or styles in the books mentioned above, and any other setting or style may be played, provided that the judges may take into consideration the authenticity and merits of such setting or style.

“Competitors are advised to give advance notice to the judges should they intend to play alternatives to those contained in the Kilberry Book or in staff notation in the Society’s Collection.

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


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