2017 Piobaireachd Set Tunes

VPA 2017 Piobaireachd Set Tunes & Requirements

A Grade

Competitors are required to submit 4 complete tunes of their own choice.

Note: For suggestions on new tunes to learn, players could consider learning tunes from the 2017 Scottish Gold Medal Competition list:

Nameless: ‘Hiharin dro o dro’ PS 4, K
The Park Piobaireachd No 2 PS 4, K
The King’s Taxes PS 5, K
The MacDougalls’ Gathering PS 5, K
Beloved Scotland PS 6, K
The Vaunting PS 7, K
Lady MacDonald’s Lament PS 8, K
Lord Lovat’s Lament PS 9, K

B Grade

List remains the same as 2016. Note: Players can only submit one tune from the previous year. IE they need to learn and submit at least one new tune from the list.

Competitors are required to submit 2 complete tunes from the following list:

1. Hector MacLean’s Warning PS 2
2. A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach PS 5, K
3. I am Proud to play a Pipe PS 6, K
4. Castle Menzies PS 8
5. The MacDonald’s are Simple PS 9
6. The Piper’s Warning to his Master PS 12, K
7. The Company’s Lament (VCE)
8. Glengarry’s Lament (VCE)
9. Sir James McDonald of the Isles Lament (VCE)
10. Lament for Alasdair Dearg (VCE)

C Grade

List remains the same as 2016. Note: Players can keep the same tune as 2016.
Competitors are required to submit 1 tune and play the complete tune from the following list:

1. Hector MacLean’s Warning PS 2
2. A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach PS 5, K
3. I am Proud to play a Pipe PS 6, K
4. Castle Menzies PS 8
5. The MacDonald’s are Simple PS 9
6. The Piper’s Warning to his Master PS 12, K
7. The Company’s Lament (VCE)
8. Glengarry’s Lament (VCE)
9. Sir James McDonald of the Isles Lament (VCE)
10. Lament for Alasdair Dearg (VCE)

D Grade and Novice – Please see list of tunes below that will stay in place indefinitely.

D grade competitors are required to play Ground and Var 1 (submit one tune).
Novice competitors are required to play full ground (submit one tune).


D Grade and Novice List

Sir James MacDonald of the Isles Lament
Lament for Alisdair Dearg
Company’s Lament
Glengarry’s Lament
Little Spree
Glen is Mine
Old Woman’s Lullaby
MacFarlane’s Gathering
Too Long in this Condition
Struan Robertson’s Salute
Catherine’s Lament
Black Donald”s March
Corrienessan’s Salute

 

Books

K: Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor

PS: Piobaireachd Society Collection