Greg Wilson, Secretary of the CNP Music Committee, Announces 2012 Tunes

May 23, 2011

Clasp Competition

  1. John Garve MacLeod of Raasay’s Lament – PS Bk 5
  2. Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar – PS Bk 8
  3. Lady MacDonald’s Lament – PS Bk 8
  4. Lament for MacSwan of Roaig – PS Bk 1
  5. The Daughter’s Lament – PS Bk 6
  6. The Rout of the Lowland Captain – PS Bk 9
  7. Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie – PS Bk 3
  8. *Craigellachie – PS Bk 6

* 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.

Gold Medal Competition

  1. Lament for the Viscount of Dundee – PS Bk 1
  2. The Kings Taxes – PS Bk 5
  3. *The Princes Salute – PS Bk 1
  4. Rory MacLeod’s Lament – PS Bk 11
  5. The Daughter’s Lament – PS Bk 6
  6. *The Black Wedder’s White Tail – PS Bk 11
  7. *Lament for the Only Son – PS Bk 6
  8. Hail to My Country – D. MacLeod Bk 4

* 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:

a.    Pipers with a P&D Assn ‘A’ Grade, or
b.    Pipers who have been awarded a prize (other than first prize) in a previous Comunn na Piobaireachd Gold Medal competition since 1990, or
c.    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. MacLeod of Raasay’s Salutec – PS Bk 8
  2. Corrienessan’s Lament – PS Bk 14
  3. Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles – PS Bk 7
  4. *The MacGregors’ Salute – PS Bk 10
  5. Lament for Donald of Laggan – PS Bk 8
  6. Catherine’s Lament – PS Bk 5

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.

PS = Piobaireachd Society Collection


UK Piobaireachd Society 2012 Lists Out

April 1, 2011

I think this is earlier than in the past, which is great as it enables pipers to get a head start on the tunes. It is also helpful in New Zealand as our Clasp, Gold and Silver Medal tunes are based on the UK list, so it allows the Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ Music Committee to get our list out early as well.

Amplify’d from www.piobaireachd.co.uk

The Piobaireachd Society recommends the following lists of tunes for competitions in 2012

Read more at www.piobaireachd.co.uk