Judges Notes, Senior Tunes 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.

Donald Gruamach’s March                                                          PS 2; K
The Red Speckled Bull                                                                   PS 4; K
Lament for the Union                                                                    PS 6; K
Nameless ‘Cherede Darievea’                                                     PS 8; K
Laird of Anapool’s Lament                                                      PS 9
Red Hand in the MacDonalds’ Arms                                    PS 10
Battle of Waterloo                                                                      PS 11
Abercairney’s Salute                                                                     PS 11