Judges Notes, Gold Medal 2013

The following notes are from judges seminars held in November 2012 and April 2013 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, elsewhere oin the website.

Battle of Bealach nam Brog                                PS 9  
Clanranald’s Salute                                                        PS 7; K
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No 2    PS 6; K; Binneas
The MacDonalds are Simple                                      PS 9; Binneas
Nameless (Hiharin odin hiharin dro)  A Mackay MS; PS 5; K
Rout of Glenfruin                                        PS 8; K; Binneas
The Vaunting                                                         PS 7; K ; Binneas
Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute          PS 10; Binneas