The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Set Tunes 2010

THE PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2010

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following arrangements for competitions in 2010:

A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS

The following pairs of tunes are recommended:

1. The Sister’s Lament and PS 4 p109, K p41
Nameless (Angus Mackay’s MS) PS 4 p111, K p42
2. The Battle of Glenshiel and PS 4 p124
A Glase PS 11 p320
3. Duncan MacRae of Kintail’s Lament and PS 4 p121, K p40
Nameless (Colin Campbell’s Canntaireachd MS) PS 4 p124, K p43
4. The Old Woman’s Lullaby and PS 4 p113, K p39
The Aged Warrior’s Sorrow PS 12 p360
5. Lament for Red Hector of the Battles and PS 4 p111, K p42
The Middling Spree PS 11 p322
6. The Park Piobaireachd No.1 and PS 4 p113, K p46
The Pretty Dirk PS 11 p318
7. Nameless Lament (MacArthur MS) and PS 13 p420 or 421 but not p423
Lament for the Bishop of Argyll PS 15 p509
8. Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod and PS 4 p121, K p38
Left Hand PS 14 p489

Competitors will submit  three pairs from the above list, one of which they will be required to play. Tunes may be played in any order. Prizes will be awarded for performance over the two tunes.

Settings of these tunes different from those specified will be acceptable provided that the judges are advised in advance and provided with the music for the alternative setting(s) submitted. However, versions of these tunes with conventional taorluath and crunluath movements will not be acceptable. For the purpose of these competitions, only the first line of the urlar need be repeated at the end of each tune and this will be regarded as part of the performance.

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

A dcoument entitled “Stories of the tunes”, which gives information about the titles of the above tunes, is available here.

B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS

Competitors will submit eight tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be required to play.

C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS

Competitors will submit six tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be required to play.

This announcement is made by the Piobaireachd Society to ensure earliest publication. It is without prejudice to any arrangements made by either the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting.

For the Music Committee

Alan Forbes, Honorary Secretary

24 Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6BN