Archie Kenneth Quaich 1st March 2014


1   Bob Low, Wales                                      Nameless – ‘Hiharin dro o dro’

2   Alan Forbes, Edinburgh                        Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay

3   Colin MacNeill, Edinburgh                    Lament for Donald of Laggan

4   John MacLeod, Aberdeen                     Lament for MacSwan of Roaig


Full report by Alan Forbes Secretary of the Music Committee

2014 – Order of Play

The twenty-second annual amateur Piobaireachd competition for the Archie Kenneth Quaich will take place on Saturday, 1st March 2014, in the rooms of The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society, 127 Rose Street Lane South, Edinburgh, starting at 10am.

Entries and enquiries to Alan Forbes, 24 Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 6BN.   Tel: 0131-337 4094 or e-mail:

Competitors should submit two tunes with their entries, one of which they will be asked to play.   Competitors may not submit any tune with which they have previously won first prize in the competition.

Conditions for eligibility are as follows:

1)    Competitors must be aged twenty or over.

2)    Competitors must be amateur pipers.

3)    In particular, the following are not eligible:

a)    holders of the Army School of Piping’s Pipe Major Certificate;

b)    anyone who has won a prize in open competition or who has, within the past five years, taken part in open competition;

c)    anyone who has taken part in public recitals with professional players.

4)    Anyone in doubt about their eligibility to play should contact the
competition organiser for advice.

There will be a maximum of twenty-five competitors selected on a first come first served basis.