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REGULATIONS 2017

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.

In Praise of Morag PS 1, K
The Prince’s Salute PS 1, K
The Unjust Incarceration PS 2, K
Colin Roy MacKenzie’s Lament PS 3, K
Craigellachie PS 6, K
Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament PS 8, K
My Dearest on Earth give me Your Kiss PS 11
Rory MacLoude’s Lament PS 11

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.

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.

 

Nameless: ‘Hiharin dro o dro’ PS 4, K
The Park Piobaireachd No 2 PS 4, K
The King’s Taxes PS 5, K
The MacDougalls’ Gathering PS 5, K
Beloved Scotland PS 6, K
The Vaunting PS 7, K
Lady MacDonald’s Lament PS 8, K
Lord Lovat’s Lament PS 9, K

 

 

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 play.

GROUP 1 TUNES  
Hail to My Country PS 16
Lord Berisdale’s Salute PS 16
The Sword’s Lament PS 16
Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod’s Lament PS 16
   
GROUP 2 TUNES  
Cronan Phadruig Seumas DM Book 3
Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Lament for The Iolaire DM Piobaireachd Collection
Roderick MacDonald’s Salute DM Piobaireachd Collection

Competitors will submit two tunes from each group, one of which they will be required to play.

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 EACH – ONCE 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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