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