The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Notes from judging seminar on Silver Medal tunes for 2013

Set Tunes for the Silver Medal Competitions in 2013

The following notes are from judges seminars held in November and April 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 on the Piobaireachd Society’s website at www.piobaireachd.co.uk

Alan Forbes

Music Committee Secretary

Duntroon’s March                                               PS 14 p498

Fair Honey                                                             PS 9 p262

Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks               PS 5 p153; K p104; Binneas p27

Parading of the MacDonalds                        PS 7 p217; K p115; Binneas p118

Lady Anapool’s Lament                                  PS 9 p277

Lord MacDonald’s Lament                           PS 13 p425

Melbank’s Salute                                             PS 14 p443

All the Old Men paid rent but Rory              PS 11 p348