Judges Notes, Gold Medal 2014

The following notes are from the piobaireachd judges’ seminars held on 17 November 2013 and 30 March 2014 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 this website.

Big Spree                                                                                           PS 1
The Battle of the Pass of Crieff                                                        PS 1; K
Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute                                               PS 3; K Lament for the Departure of King James                                     PS 3; K Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament                                                PS 3; K
Lament for the Only Son                                                                   PS 6; K
His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie                              PS 9 MacNeill of Barra’s March                                                                PS 10