The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2021. Ronald MacShannon, the Music Committee member responsible for co-ordinating the selections, has issued these tunes:
A. SENIOR COMPETITIONS
The Unjust Incarceration* – PS 2
Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon – PS 2, K
Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament** – PS 3
The Sound of the Waves against the Castle of Duntroon – PS 6, K
Nameless Cherede Darievea – PS 8, K
The Laird of Anapool’s Lament – PS 9
MacLeod of Colbeck’s Lament – PS 10
Mrs MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute – PS 11
Lament for the Harp Tree – PS 12, K
Lament for King George III – PS 14
Competitors will submit six of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
* For the purposes of the Senior competitions this tune should be played with the inclusion of the “optional” 3rd line, as recorded in Piobaireachd Society Book 2.
** For the purposes of the Senior competitions this tune should be played with the inclusion of Donald MacDonald’s additional variation (singling and doubling), as recorded in Piobaireachd Society Book 3.
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.
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 without prejudice to any arrangements made by either the Argyllshire Gathering or the Northern Meeting.
For the Music Committee,
Ronald McShannon, 2 Ascot Avenue, Glasgow, G12 0AX.