The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Set Tunes for the Silver Medal Competitions in 2014

The following notes are from the piobaireachd judges’ seminars held on 17 November 2013 and 30 March to discuss the set tunes.   They are published in the hope that they will be of some interest to competing pipers and others.   They should, however, be regarded only as the output from an informal discussion and neither as a complete and authoritative analysis of the tunes nor as a set of directions on how they should be played.   Likewise, the sources listed should not be taken to be comprehensive.

There are sound clips of some of the tunes, illustrating possible ways of playing them, in the members’ section of the Piobaireachd Society’s website at www.piobaireachd.co.uk

Alan Forbes

Music Committee Secretary

The Groat                                                                                                       PS 1 p18; K p25

MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart                                                                     PS 7 p205; K p28

The Little Spree                                                                                           PS 7 p197; K p36

Lament for Captain MacDougall                                                          PS 6 p164; K p5

MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No 1                               PS 6 p187; K p15

Corrienessan’s Salute                                                                                PS 8 p223; K p4

The Battle of Auldearn No 2                                                                    PS 2 p46; K p82

Black Donald’s March                                                                                PS 3 p87; K p99

MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute                                                                    PS 8 p233; K p98