2011 Silver Medal Tunes Announced

April 11, 2010

The Secretary of the Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ (CNP) Music Committee, Greg Wilson, today announced the Silver medal tunes for the 2011 contest to be held at the Hawke’s Bay Highland Games, Easter 2011.

The Clasp and Gold Medal tunes will be advised in May 2010. The CNP is awaiting the tunes from the UK Piobaireachd Society before the NZ list is published, as there will be some overlap.

The Silver Medal tunes are:

  1. The MacLeod’s Salute (Rowing Piobaireachd)- PS Bk 12.
  2. Lament for Isla Flora McLeod – DM Bk 1.
  3. Pipers Warning to his Master – PS Bk 12.
  4. Cronan Corrievreccan (The Corrievreccan Lullaby) – DM Bk 1.
  5. Lament, MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart No 1 – PS Bk 6.
  6. Castle Menzies – 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

NZ Silver Medal MP3s on Roddy Macleod’s Site

May 29, 2008

I’m presently compiling a list of web resources available to pipers looking for resources on the NZ 2009 list tunes. I’ll post all of the links soon, but in the meantime the following silver medal tunes are available on Roddy McLeod’s site. Click here to access:

  • Alasdair Dearg Macdonell of Glengarry, Lament for.
  • Flame of Wrath for Patrick Coagach, A.
  • Little Spree, The.
  • Massacre of Glencoe, The.

Piobaireachd Classes Scots College Wgtn: 8 & 22 June, 6 July

May 19, 2008

Commencing at 3pm they will be held on Sunday 8th June, 22nd June and 6th July. Aimed at beginners and up to Silver Medal standard the tunes to be covered are:

  1. Glengarry’s Lament
  2. Lament for Alasdair Dearg Macdonell of Glengarry – PS Bk 14
  3. The Little Spree – PS Bk 7
  4. Cabar Feidh Gu Brath – MC
  5. The Massacre of Glencoe – PS Bk 6
  6. A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Coagach – PS Bk 5
  7. The Munro¹s Salute – PS Bk 1

The classes are free for paid up members of Comunn Na Piobaireachd and $10 per class for non members.

Those wishing to attend need to register their interest by 1st June with Marion Horsburgh on (04) 971-3991

Henderson/Wilson Seminar on 2009 Clasp & Gold Medal Tunes

February 13, 2008

The 2008 Piobaireachd Seminars will take place during the week after Easter 2008 and will be on the set list tunes for 2009. This will be a residential ‘Master Class’ programme for senior and advanced players in the set tunes for the 2009 CNP Gold Medal and Clasp competitions and in set tunes for the comparable Scottish competitions in August and September 2008. Cost: $300-$350 (approx).

The seminar commences at noon on Monday 24th March and concludes mid afternoon on Thursday 27th March at Makoura Lodge in Apiti.  The total cost to you is a heavily subsidised at $350 and  includes all meals, accommodation and tuition. We  need to finalise numbers so would appreciate if you can confirm your  desire to attend.  We are currently taking deposits of $100 to secure places.   Can you please make your cheques payable to Comunn Na Piobaireachd and post  them to Comunn Na Piobaireachd, PO Box 5421, Wellington 6145 (email me if you want to pay the $100 directly into the bank account and I’ll send you the details).

Please let Marion Horsburgh know if you require transport or if you are able to offer to assist with transport to and/or from Apiti.