The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Notes from judging seminar on Senior tunes for 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.

Sound clips of some of the tunes illustrating possible ways of playing them, are on the Piobaireachd Society’s website at

Alan Forbes

Music Committee Secretary

The Blue Ribbon                                                           PS 5 p127; K p88; Binneas p81

Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy           PS 8 p244; K p164

The Old Men of the Shells                                          PS 7 p207; K p44; Binneas p119

Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar         PS 8 p231; K p116;Binneas p51

In Praise of Morag                                                  PS 1 p22; K p63; Binneas p23

The Prince’s Salute                                                 PS 1 p36; K p95; Binneas p29

Isabel Mackay                                                          PS 6 p182; K p13; Binneas p55

Lady MacDonald’s Lament                                  PS 8 p243; K p75; Binneas p34