2009 Tunes Released

Greg Wilson, the secretary of the CNP Music Committee, today announced half of the 2009 tunes. The remaining tunes are to be drawn from the Scottish list, which has not been released yet. Once the Piobaireachd Society (Scotland) announce their list the CNP Music Committee will select the remaining tunes to be included on the NZ list.

2009 Clasp Competition

  1. The Sisters Lament – PS Bk 4.
  2. The Big Spree – PS Bk 1.
  3. Lament for Captain Donald MacKenzie – PS Bk 15.
  4. *The Unjust Incarceration – PS Bk 2.

Four tunes to follow.

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory.The winner receives the First Prize, the Louis MacKinnon Challenge Cup and a Clasp for the Gold Medal. The competition is confined to winners of the Society’s Gold Medal. Competitors are to submit 4 tunes chosen from the list of 8 Clasp tunes above, one of which they will be required to play.There must be a minimum of 3 competitors or the event will not be held.

2009 Gold Medal Competition

  1. *The MacKay’s Banner – PS Bk 7.
  2. Nameless (Hiharin dro o dro) – PS Bk 4.
  3. Glengarry’s March – PS Bk 2.
  4. The Kings Taxes – PS Bk 5.

Four tunes to follow when Scottish Lists announced.

* beside a tune indicates a crunluath a mach variation is compulsory. The winner receives the First Prize, The Highland Society of London Trophy for one year, and the Comunn na Piobaireachd (New Zealand) Inc Gold Medal. Former winners are not eligible to compete. Competitors are to submit 3 tunes chosen from the list of 8 Gold Medal tunes above, one of which they will be required to play. Entry to the Gold Medal competition is restricted to pipers who have not previously won the Gold Medal event and who are:

  1. Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘A’ Grade; or
  2. Pipers with a CPA(NZ) ‘A’ Grade for Piobaireachd; or
  3. Pipers who have been awarded a prize (other than first prize) in a previous Comunn na Piobaireachd Gold Medal competition since 1990; or
  4. Pipers who have previously won the Comunn na Piobaireachd Silver Medal competition.

No medal will be awarded if the judges are of the opinion that the standard does not warrant the award.

2009 Silver Medal Competition

  1. Lament for Alasdair Dearg Macdonell of Glengarry -PS Bk 14.
  2. The Little Spree -PS Bk 7.
  3. Cabar Feidh Gu Brath MC.
  4. The Massacre of Glencoe – PS Bk 6.
  5. A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Coagach – PS Bk 5.
  6. The Munro’s Salute – PS Bk 11.

The winner receives the First Prize and the Comunn na Piobaireachd (New Zealand) Inc Silver Medal. Former winners are not eligible to compete. Competitors are to submit 3 tunes chosen from the list of 6 Silver Medal tunes above, one of which they will be required to play. Entry to the Silver Medal competition is restricted to pipers who have not previously won the Silver Medal event and who are:

  1. Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘B’ Grade or lower; or
  2. Pipers with a CPA(NZ) ‘B’ Grade for Piobaireachd or lower.

No medal will be awarded if the judges are of the opinion that the standard does not warrant the award.

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection
MC = Music will be available online or from Secretary of the Music Committee.

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