Set Tunes for 2010: Clasp & Gold Own Choice Tunes

Greg Wilson, the Secretary of the CNP Music Committee, today announced the 2010 tunes to be played at the 2010 Hawkes Bay Highland Games.

Clasp Competition

Competitors are to submit six (6) tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be asked to play. 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. There must be a minimum of 3 competitors or the event will not be held.

Gold Medal Competition

Competitors are to submit four (4) tunes of their own choice, one of which they will be asked to play. 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. 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 who have been awarded a prize (other than first prize) in a previous Comunn na Piobaireachd Gold Medal competition since 1990, or
  3. 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.

Silver Medal Competition

  1. The Garden of Roses – DM Bk 1
  2. Lament for the Rowan Tree – DM Bk 1
  3. Weighing from Land – PS Bk  2
  4. You’re Welcome, Ewen Lochiel – PS Bk  2
  5. Fair Honey – PS Bk  9
  6. Corrienessan’s Salute – PS Bk  8

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 Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘B’ Grade or lower.

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

DM = Donald MacLeod’s Collection of Piobaireachd Book 1
PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection

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