Set tunes requiring a crunluath a mach variation
Further to the announcement of the Set Tunes for 2009, the piobaireachd judges have decided that a crunluath a mach variation shall be mandatory in the following tunes set for 2009:
Gold Medal Competitions
Lament for Macdonald’s Tutor
Lament for the Dead
The Battle of Auldearn No 2
Silver Medal Competitions
The Mackays’ Banner
The Gathering of Clan Chattan
The Desperate Battle
No specific instructions are given, but judges will expect competitors to play a crunluath a mach variation in tunes where it is customary to do so.
The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of set tunes for competition in 2009:
A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS
|The Earl of Ross’s March||PS 10|
|Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon||PS 2, K|
|The MacDonalds’ Salute||PS 11|
|Lament for the Duke of Hamilton||PS 3, K|
|Rory MacLoude’s Lament||PS 11, K|
|Lament for the Children||PS 3, K|
|The Battle of Waternish||PS 2, K|
|Lament for the Harp Tree||PS 12, K|
|MacLeod of MacLeod’s Lament||PS 15, K|
|John Garve MacLeod of Raasay’s Lament||PS 5, K|
|Lament for the Earl of Antrim||PS 3, K|
|Mrs MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute||PS 11, K|
|MacLeod of Colbeck’s Lament||PS 10|
|Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon||PS 3, K|
Competitors will submit six tunes from the above list, one of which they will be required to play.
(*) The version of this tune in PS 11 is considered to be deficient and a revised version will be published in the next re-print of the book.
B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS
|Lament for MacDonald’s Tutor||PS 3, K|
|Lament for the Dead||PS 11|
|The MacRaes’ March||PS 10|
|Nameless: ‘Hiharin dro o dro’||PS 4, K|
|Beloved Scotland||PS 6, K|
|The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute||PS 5, K|
|The Battle of Auldearn No 2||PS 2, K|
|Lament for the Viscount of Dundee||PS 1, K|
Competitors will submit two tunes from Group 1 and two tunes from Group 2. They will be required to play one tune.
C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS
|The Mackays’ Banner||PS 7, K|
|Mackintosh’s Lament||PS 8, K|
|Tulloch Ard||PS 6, K|
|The Piper’s Warning to his Master||PS 12, K|
|The Gathering of Clan Chattan||PS 2, K|
|A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach||PS 5, K|
|The Desperate Battle||PS 7, K|
|Lament for Captain MacDougall||PS 6, K|
Competitors will submit four tunes from the above list, one of which they will be required to play.
PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
Competitors are not restricted to the settings or styles in the books mentioned above, and may play any other setting or style, provided that the judges may take into consideration the authenticity and merits of the setting or style submitted.
Competitors are advised to give advance notice to the judges should they intend to play settings or styles different from sources stated above.
Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.