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REGULATIONS 2018

PIOBAIREACHD ON GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPE – CLASP COMPETITION

Open only to winners of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal at a previous Gathering at Argyllshire Gathering or Northern Meeting.
The competition will be held under the Rules of the Piobaireachd Society.

Competitors will submit FOUR tunes from the list below, ONE of which they will be required to play.

Mrs. Smith's Salute PS 9
The Red Hand in the MacDonalds' Arms PS 10
Good Health to You Donald PS 13
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute PS 14
The Menzies' Salute PS 15, K
Farewell to the Queen's Ferry (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute ot James Campbell (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute to the MacCrimmon Cairn at Borreraig PS 20th Century Ceol Mor

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

(*) “Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and is also included in the Complete Compositions of Ceol Mor by Captain John A MacLellan MBE published in 2016 by Colin MacLellan.

(*) “Salute to James Campbell” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and later in A G Kenneth’s own first Piobaireachd Book. As originally composed it contained a dithis variation but in the latter publication this was omitted, and can therefore be considered as optional.

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

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

 

PIOBAIREACHD ON GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPE – GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION

First prizewinners in this Event at any former Gathering of the Northern Meeting excluded. Entry restricted to those already notified of their eligibility to compete. The competitions will be held under the Rules of the Piobaireachd Society.

Competitors will submit FOUR tunes from the tunes below, ONE of which they will be required to play.

 

MacKenzie of Appliecross's Salute PS 10
The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute PS 10
MacKenzie of Gairloch's Lament PS 10
War of Peace (Gesto setting recommended) PS 10 @
The MacLeans' March (MacArthur-MacGregor seeting recommended) PS 10 @
The MacRaes' March PS10
The Clan MacNab's Salute PS 15, K
The Brother's Lament PS 16

(@) The settings referred to here are from the 2016 revised edition of PS 10, in which the scores for these tunes from the original PS 10 have been replaced. The score for “War or Peace” is derived from the Gesto Canntaireachd and that for “The MacLeans’ March” from the MacArthur-MacGregor manuscript. Copies of these scores are available on the Piobaireachd Society website War or Peace (Gesto score from book 10)MacLean’s March MacArthur-MacGregor score from book 10)

 

PIOBAIREACHD ON GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPE – SILVER MEDAL COMPETITION

Entry restricted to those already notified of their eligibility to compete.

Competitors will submit FOUR tunes from the tunes below, ONE of which they will be required to pla

Glengarry's March PS 2, K
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks (#) PS 5, K
The King's Taxes PS 5, K
The Desparatte Battle (#) PS 7, K
MacCrimon's Sweetheart PS 7, K
Lament for the Little Supper PS 8, K
The MacLeods' Salute (#) PS 12, K
Chisholm's Salute PS 14, K

Competitors will submit Four tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

For the purposes of the Silver Medal competitions, tunes marked (#) require crunluaths a mach

SETTINGS.

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.

 

MARCH STRATHSPEY, AND REEL
Open only to former winners of the March, Strathspey and Reel “A” competition, and its predecessor competitions.
Competitors to submit SIX Marches, Strathspeys and Reels, and will be required to play TWO different Marches, TWO different Strathspeys and TWO different Reels.


MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL (Grade A)

Competitors to submit SIX Marches, Strathspeys and Reels, and will be required to play ONE OF EACHONCE THROUGH.

MARCH STRATHSPEY AND REEL (Grade B)

Winners of First Prize at former Gatherings of the Northern Meeting excluded.
Entry restricted to those already notified of their eligibility to compete. Competitors to submit FOUR Marches, Strathspeys and Reels, and will be required to play ONE OF EACH - ONCE THROUGH.


HORNPIPE AND JIG

1. Hornpipe & Jig.

Open to FW MSR and A MSR Competitors.
Entry restricted to those already notified of their eligibility to compete. Competitors to submit TWO hornpipes and TWO jigs, and they will be required to play ONE OF EACH – ONCE THROUGH. The hornpipe will be played first.

2. B Grade Hornpipe & Jig.

Open to B MSR Competitors graded B.
Entry restricted to those already notified of their eligibility to compete. Competitors to submit ONE hornpipe and ONE jig, and they will be required to play ONCE THROUGH. The hornpipe will be played first.

 

 

 

Tuning Times    
Clasp 5 minutes  
Gold and Silver Medals, Former Winners MSR and "A" MSR 4 minutes  
'B' MSR 3 minute  
Hornpipe & Jig 2 minutes  

 

 

 

 

 


If a competitor fails to commence playing before or immediately after the switching on of the red light, he/she will be liable to disqualification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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