Piobaireachd Society Set Tunes for 2018

THE PIOBAIREACHD SOCIETY SET TUNES FOR 2018

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2018:

A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS

Mrs Smith’s Salute PS 9
The Red Hand in the MacDonalds’ Arms PS 10
Good Health to You Donald PS 13
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute PS 14
The Menzies’ Salute PS 15, K
Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute to James Campbell (*) PS 20th Century Ceol Mor
Salute to the MacCrimmon Cairn at Borreraig PS 20th Century Ceol Mor

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

(*) “Farewell to the Queen’s Ferry” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and is also included in the Complete Compositions of Ceol Mor by Captain John A MacLellan MBE published in 2016 by Colin MacLellan.

(*) “Salute to James Campbell” was published first in the Piobaireachd Society’s Twentieth Century Collection and later in A G Kenneth’s own first Piobaireachd Book. As originally composed it contained a dithis variation but in the latter publication this was omitted, and can therefore be considered as optional.

B. GOLD MEDAL COMPETITIONS

MacKenzie of Applecross’s Salute PS 10
The Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute PS 10
MacKenzie of Gairloch’s Lament PS 10
War or Peace (Gesto setting recommended) PS 10 (@)
The MacLeans’ March (MacArthur-MacGregor setting recommended) PS 10 (@)
The MacRaes’ March PS 10
The Clan MacNab’s Salute PS 15, K
The Brother’s Lament PS16

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.

(@) The settings referred to here are from the 2016 revised edition of PS 10, in which the scores for these tunes from the original PS 10 have been replaced. The score for “War or Peace” is derived from the Gesto Canntaireachd and that for “The MacLeans’ March” from the MacArthur-MacGregor manuscript. Copies of these scores are available on the Piobaireachd Society website War or Peace (Gesto score from book 10)MacLean’s March MacArthur-MacGregor score from book 10)

C. SILVER MEDAL COMPETITIONS

Glengarry’s March PS 2 , K
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks (#) PS 5, K
The King’s Taxes PS 5, K
The Desperate Battle (#) PS 7 , K
MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart PS 7, K
Lament for the Little Supper PS 8, K
The MacLeods’ Salute (#) PS 12, K
Chisholm’s Salute PS 14, K

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
For the purposes of the Silver Medal competitions, tunes marked (#) require crunluaths a mach.

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection K = Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor

Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections.

Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.

This announcement is without prejudice to any arrangements made by the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting.
For the Music Committee
Alan Forbes, Honorary Secretary
24 Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6BN

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