The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following arrangements for competitions in 2010:
A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS
The following pairs of tunes are recommended:
|1.||The Sister’s Lament||PS 4 p109, K p41|
|Nameless (Angus Mackay’s MS)||PS 4 p111, K p42|
|2.||The Battle of Glenshiel||PS 4 p124|
|A Glase||PS 11 p320|
|3.||Duncan MacRae of Kintail’s Lament||PS 4 p121, K p40|
|Nameless (Colin Campbell’s Canntaireachd MS)||PS 4 p124, K p43|
|4.||The Old Woman’s Lullaby||PS 4 p113, K p39|
|The Aged Warrior’s Sorrow||PS 12 p360|
|5.||Lament for Red Hector of the Battles||PS 4 p111, K p42|
|The Middling Spree||PS 11 p322|
|6.||The Park Piobaireachd No.1||PS 4 p113, K p46|
|The Pretty Dirk||PS 11 p318|
|7.||Nameless Lament (MacArthur MS)||PS 13 p420 or 421 but not p423|
|Lament for the Bishop of Argyll||PS 15 p509|
|8.||Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod||PS 4 p121, K p38|
|Left Hand||PS 14 p489|
Competitors will submit three pairs from the above list, one of which they will be required to play. Tunes may be played in any order. Prizes will be awarded for performance over the two tunes.
Settings of these tunes different from those specified will be acceptable provided that the judges are advised in advance and provided with the music for the alternative setting(s) submitted. However, versions of these tunes with conventional taorluath and crunluath movements will not be acceptable. For the purpose of these competitions, only the first line of the urlar need be repeated at the end of each tune and this will be regarded as part of the performance.
Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.
A dcoument entitled “Stories of the tunes”, which gives information about the titles of the above tunes, is available here.
B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS
Competitors will submit eight tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be required to play.
C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS
Competitors will submit six tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be required to play.
This announcement is made by the Piobaireachd Society to ensure earliest publication. It is without prejudice to any arrangements made by either the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting.