The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Set Tunes for the Senior Competitions in 2014

The following notes are from the piobaireachd judges’ seminar held on 17 November 2013 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

Alan Forbes

Music Committee Secretary

Donald Gruamach’s March                                                               PS 2 p71; K p76

The Red Speckled Bull                                                                        PS 4 p105; K p30

Lament for the Union                                                                          PS 6 p190; K p53

Nameless ‘Cherede Darievea’                                                           PS 8 p227; K p69