Set Tunes for the Silver Medal Competitions in 2014
The following notes are from the piobaireachd judges’ seminars held on 17 November 2013 and 30 March 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, in the members’ section of the website.
The Groat PS 1 p18; K p25
MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart PS 7 p205; K p28
The Little Spree PS 7 p197; K p36
Lament for Captain MacDougall PS 6 p164; K p5
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No 1 PS 6 p187; K p15
Corrienessan’s Salute PS 8 p223; K p4
The Battle of Auldearn No 2 PS 2 p46; K p82
Black Donald’s March PS 3 p87; K p99
MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute PS 8 p233; K p98