The Piobaireachd Society Set Tunes for 2013

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2013:

Senior Competitions

  • The Blue Ribbon – PS 5, K
  • Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy – PS 8, K
  • The Old Men of the Shells – PS 7, K
  • Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament – PS 8, K
  • In Praise of Morag – PS 1, K
  • The Prince’s Salute – PS 1, K
  • Isabel Mackay – PS 6, K
  • Lady MacDonald’s Lament – PS 8, K

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

Gold Medal Competitions

  • The Battle of Bealach nam Brog – PS 9
  • Clanranald’s Salute – PS 7, K
  • MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament (No. 2) – PS 6, K
  • The MacDonalds are Simple – PS 9
  • Nameless (Hiharin odin, hiharin dro) (Angus Mackay’s MS) – PS 5, K
  • The Rout of Glenfruin – PS 8, K
  • The Vaunting – PS 7, K
  • The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute – PS 10

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

Silver Medal Competitions

  • Duntroon’s March (*) – PS 14
  • Fair Honey (*) – PS 9
  • Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks(*) – PS 5, K
  • Lady Anapool’s Lament(*) – PS 9
  • Melbank’s Salute – PS 14
  • Lord MacDonald’s Lament (*) – PS 13
  • All the Old Men paid rent but Rory – PS 11
  • The Parading of the MacDonalds (*) – PS 7, K

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

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

For the purposes of these competitions, tunes marked with an asterisk (*) require crunluaths a mach.

Competitors are not restricted to the settings or styles in the books mentioned above, and may play any other setting or style, provided that the judges may take into consideration the authenticity and merits of the setting or style submitted.

Competitors are advised to give advance notice to the judges should they intend to play settings or styles different from sources stated above.

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

This announcement is made by the Piobaireachd Society to ensure earliest publication.
It is without prejudice to any arrangements made by either the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting.

For the Music Committee

Alan Forbes, Honorary Secretary

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