The Piobaireachd Society
Patron HM The Queen

Set Tunes Archives

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2017:

In Praise of Morag PS 1, K
The Prince’s Salute, PS 1, K
The Unjust Incarceration, PS 2, K
Colin Roy MacKenzie’s Lament, PS 3, K
Craigellachie, PS 6, K
Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament, PS 8, K
My Dearest on Earth give me Your Kiss, PS 11
Rory MacLoude’s Lament, PS 11

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

Nameless: ‘Hiharin dro o dro’, PS 4, K
The Park Piobaireachd No 2, PS 4, K
The King’s Taxes, PS 5, K
The MacDougalls’ Gathering, PS 5, K
Beloved Scotland, PS 6, K
The Vaunting PS 7, K
Lady MacDonald’s Lament, PS 8, K
Lord Lovat’s Lament, PS 9, K

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

Group 1 Tunes from PS Book 16, published in 2015:
Hail to My Country, PS 16
Lord Berisdale’s Salute, PS 16
The Sword’s Lament PS, 16
Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod’s Lament, PS 16

Group 2 Tunes composed by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod:
Cronan Phadruig Seumas, DM Book 3
Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House, PS 20th Cent. Ceol Mor
Lament for The Iolaire, DM Piobaireachd Collection
Roderick MacDonald’s Salute, DM Piobaireachd Collection

Competitors will submit two tunes from each group, one of which they will be required to play.

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor DM = Donald MacLeod

DM Book 3 is one of the books in Donald MacLeod’s light music collection.

Competitors are not restricted to settings specified above. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections.


Set Tunes 2013
Set Tunes 2014
Set Tunes 2015
Set Tunes 2019 & 2016
Judges Notes 2012 Senior
Judges Notes 2012 Gold
Set Tunes 2011
Set Tunes 2010
Judges Notes 2012 Silver
Judges Notes 2010
Judges Notes 2011
Set Tunes 2012
Set Tunes 2009
Judges Notes 2009