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REGULATIONS 2019 

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.

The Finger Lock PS 1, K
The Bells of Perth PS 2, K
Donald Gruamach's March PS 2, K
Scarce of Fishing PS 3, K
The Daughter's Lament PS 6, K
Lament for the Union PS 6, K
Lament for john MacDonald, Inverness PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
The Edinburgh Piobaireachd Complete compositions of Ceol Mor

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

 

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

 

 

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.

 

The End of the Great Bridge PS 2, K
The Blind Piper's Obstinacy PS 3, K
The Earl of Seaforth's Salute PS 5, K
The Old Men of the Shells PS 7 *, K
The Rout of Glenfruin PS 8, K
Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert's Fancy PS 8, K
The Battle of Bealach nam Brog PS 9
MacLeod of MacLeod's Lament PS 15, K

* There are two settings of this tune in PS Book 7 and a third in Kilberry. Competitors should make it clear to judges which setting they are to lay.

 

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

The Bicker PS 4, K
The Battle of Strome PS 5
The Massacre of Glencoe (#) PS 6, K
Tulloch Ard (#) PS 6, K
The MacKay's Banner (#) PS 7, K
Salute to Donald PS 8, K
Marquis of Argyll's Salute PS 10
The MacGregor's Salute (#) PS 10

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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