Piobaireachd Society Announce Set Tunes for 2025/ UK Champs Reminder/ Ross’s Recordings

The Music Committee of the Piobaireachd Society has recommended the following tunes for the Silver and Gold Medal competitions at the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering 2025.

Gold Medal: Prince’s Salute, Lament for the Departure of King James, Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute, Stewarts’ White Banner, Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s Lament, Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute, MacLeans’ March, A Son’s Salute to his Parents. Four tunes to be submitted. Young Laird and MacLean’s March require a crunluath a mach.

Silver Medal: Lament for the Viscount of Dundee, You’re Welcome Ewen Lochiel, Rout of the MacPhees, MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No.1, Desperate Battle, MacFarlane’s Gathering, Piper’s Warning, Chisholm’s Salute. Four tunes to be submitted, crunluath a mach required for Rout of the MacPhees, Desperate Battle and Chisholm’s Salute.

Senior Competition tunes are from the long list first published last year. Full details on the Piobaireachd Society website here.

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UK PB Championships

Entries for the UK Pipe Band Championships to be held at Bangor, Northern Ireland, on May 18, close tomorrow (April 3). The draw will take place on 10th April.

The closing dates for the other Championships are: British 24th April, Scottish 12th June, Europeans 26th June, Worlds 3rd July.

Ross’s Records

Linlithgow piper Ross Miller has released two new recordings. Ross says, ‘These are two upbeat tracks [called Dedication Jigs and Restalrig Reels] which effortlessly intertwine top quality tune playing with an exciting rhythm section. The fresh compositions are traditional in essence but have glimpses of modernity and flair throughout to keep the listener engaged.

‘The opening motif of ‘The Restalrig Reels’ was composed whilst on tour in America last year. The second tune is a reworking of a competition-style tune composed by one of today’s foremost pipers, Alasdair Henderson.

‘The tunes in ‘The Dedication Jigs’ are both dedicated to people or places. The first was composed to mark my great friend and piper Calum Watson’s wedding and the second for a special Christmas gift.’

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