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Archie Kenneth Quaich Results 2019

The Archie Kenneth Quaich 2019 26 pipers played at this ever-popular amateur piobaireachd contest, including pipers who travelled from Singapore, North America, Switzerland, Germany,the Netherlands, England and of course Scotland. The judges were Patricia Henderson and Donald MacPhee. The winner (for the 4th time) was Tom Peterkin playing Melbank’s Salute.  2nd prize: Andrew Park playing Battle of Auldearn No. 2 3rd prize: John Forbes playing The Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles 4th prize: Gill Cairns playing Caber Feidh Gu Brath 5th prize: Stuart Letford playing The Desperate Battle Thanks are due to the Royal Scottish […]

Campbell Canntaireachd tunes not in Piobaireachd Society books

Of the 168 tunes in the Campbell Cantaireachd, 45 do not appear in Piobaireachd Society books 1-16. Recordings and staff notation scores of these tunes have now been added to the this website.  The scores are from the book “Pipers Meeting” by Patrick Molard and Jack Taylor.  The scores and some of the recordings are […]

War or Peace

In response to several enquiries about War or Peace as set this year for the Gold Medal competitions, with the Gesto setting recommended, the following note has been added to the tune page D movements in ground  The D movements are timed differently in the various scores. Any of these timings will be accepted as […]

Annual Conference 2018 report and full proceedings

This was our 46th conference. Full proceedings including videos are available for members here The presentations were thoughtful, polished, enthusiastic and at times contentious, but the debate was perhaps less vigorous than of yore.  Have a look at the report of our very first conference, at Minard Castle in 1972, to see what it was like […]