The Piobaireachd Society
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Notes from judging seminar on Gold Medal tunes for 2013

Set Tunes for the Gold 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

Alan Forbes

Music Committee Secretary

 The Battle of Bealach nam Brog                               PS 9   p246

Clanranald’s Salute                                                        PS 7 p213; K p85

MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No 2   PS 6 p188; K p102; Binneas p68

The MacDonalds are Simple                                      PS 9 p256; Binneas p121

Nameless (Hiharin odin hiharin dro) Angus Mackay’s MS PS 5 p148; K p112

The Rout of Glenfruin                                         PS 8 p221; K p91; Binneas p113

The Vaunting                                                         PS 7 p193; K p60; Binneas p28

The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute           PS 10 p290; Binneas p30