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Senior Piobaireachd Competition - Piobaireachd+

Date

23-08-2017

Time

9:00

Venue

Corran Halls

Entry Criteria:

Previous winners of the Highland Society of London's Gold Medal at a former meeting of the Argyllshire Gathering or Northern Meeting

Entry Instructions:

Please select 4 tunes and hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play. Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections. Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives

Number of Tunes:

8

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

4

All entries to be received by:

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Competition Tunes

  • Colin Roy MacKenzie's Lament PS 3, K
  • Craigellachie, PS 6, K
  • In Praise of Morag PS 1,K
  • My Dearest on Earth give me Your Kiss, PS 11
  • Ronald MacDonald of Morar's Lament, PS 8, K
  • Rory MacLoude's Lament, PS 11
  • The Prince's Salute PS 1, K
  • The Unjust Incarceration, PS 3, K

Highland Society of Medal London's Gold - Piobaireachd+

Date

23-08-2017

Time

9:00

Venue

Corran Halls Theatre

Entry Criteria:

Requests for a ruling on eligibility are made to the Joint Committee, by end Jan each year. The competition is open to those ruled as being eligible. Max 30. You cannot have won it before.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 4 tunes and hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors will submit four of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play. Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections. Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives

Number of Tunes:

8

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

4

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Competition Tunes

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

Silver Medal - Piobaireachd+

Date

23-08-2017

Time

9:00

Venue

Skippinish Ceilidh House

Entry Criteria:

Those ruled as being eligible. Essentially the order of merit as judged by the Joint Committee. Judgements are made on recent track record, CPA grading and judges discretion.

Entry Instructions:

Please PROVIDE 4 tunes then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors will submit TWO tunes from each group, one of which they will be required to play. Competitors are not restricted to settings in the Piobaireachd Society Collection and Kilberry Book. Those who wish to play alternative settings should submit legible scores, indicating the origins of the settings, to competition organisers along with their tune selections. Altogether different tunes known by the same or similar names will not be accepted as alternatives.

Number of Tunes:

8

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

4

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday January 1st, 1970

Competition Tunes

  • Group 1 Hail to my Country, PS 16
  • Group 1 Lord Berisdale's Salute, PS 16
  • Group 1 Rev. Dr Norman MAcLeod's Lament PS 16
  • Group 1 The Sword's Lament PS 16
  • Group 1 Tunes from PS Book 16 Published in 2015
  • Group 2 Cronan Phadruig Seumais DM Book 3
  • Group 2 Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House, PS 20th Cent. Ceol Mor
  • Group 2 Lament for the Iolaire, DM Piobaireachd Collection
  • Group 2 Roderick MacDonaldsd's Salute, DM Piobaireachd Collection
  • Group 2 Tunes composed by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod

March Strathspey and Reel Intermediate - March. Strathspey and Reel+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

TBA

Venue

Mossfield Park

Entry Criteria:

Open only to competitors who competed in The MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd Competition and that are not B graded

Entry Instructions:

Competitors are required to submit 3 Marches, 3 Strathspeys and 3 Reels and hit submit

Format:

3 Marches, 3 Strathspeys, 3 Reels of own choice. One of each they will be asked to play.

Number of Tunes:

9

Number of Groups:

3

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

3

All entries to be received by:

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday August 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

Junior March, Strathspey and Reel Competition - Local+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Confined to boys and girls under 16 years on the day of competition who qualify as residents of Argyll. See rules.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 1 each of March Strathspey and Reel and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Own selection of a March, Strathspey and Reel. Entries on the Field

Number of Tunes:

1

Number of Groups:

3

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

1

All entries to be received by:

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

Local March Competition - Local+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Residents of Argyll who are not in other competitions See Rules Enter on the Field

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 3 marches and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors must submit with their entries the names of three marches, any one of which they may be asked to play.

Number of Tunes:

3

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

3

All entries to be received by:

Thursday August 24th, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday August 24th, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

Local Strathspey and Reel Competition - Local+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Residents of Argyll who are not in other competitions See Rules Enter on the Field

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 3 each of Strathspey and Reel and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors must submit three Strathspeys and three reels, any of which they may be asked to play.

Number of Tunes:

3

Number of Groups:

2

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

3

All entries to be received by:

Thursday August 24th, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday August 24th, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

Former Winners March, Strathspey and Reel Competition - Light Music+

Date

23-08-2017

Time

16:00 Following Senior Piobaireachd

Venue

Corran Halls

Entry Criteria:

Previous winners of 'A' grade March or 'A' grade Strathspey & Reel

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 6 each of March, Strathspey and Reel and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 6 each of March, Strathspey & Reel tunes. Play 1 of each

Number of Tunes:

18

Number of Groups:

3

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

18

All entries to be received by:

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

A grade March Competition - Light Music+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Open to all who have not won this competition at a previous Argyllshire Gathering. Entry is restricted to those ruled as eligible by the Joint Commiitee in the year of competition.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 6 Marches and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 6 Marches any of which they may be called on to play.

Number of Tunes:

6

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

6

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

A grade Strathspey & Reel Competition - Light Music+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Open to all those who have not won this competition at a previous Argyllshire Gathering. Entry is restricted to those notified of their eligilibility by the Joint Committee in the year of competition.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 6 each of Strathspey and Reel and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 6 each of Strathspey & Reel tunes, of which they may be asked to play a combination of any Strathspey and Reel.

Number of Tunes:

12

Number of Groups:

2

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

12

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

B grade March Competition - Light Music+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Open to all who have not won this competition at a previous Argyllshire Gathering. Entry is restricted to those already notified of their eligibility by the Joint Committee in the year of competition.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 4 Marches and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 4 Marches, any of which they could be asked to play.

Number of Tunes:

4

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

4

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

B grade Strathspey and Reel Competition - Light Music+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Open to any who have not won this competition at a previous Argyllshire Gathering. Entry is restricted to those notified of their eligibility by the Joint Committee in the year of competition.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 4 each of Strathspey and Reel and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 4 each of Strathspey & Reel tunes, a any of which they may called on to play.

Number of Tunes:

8

Number of Groups:

2

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

8

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Monday July 31st, 2017

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

Jig Competition - Light Music+

Date

24-08-2017

Time

00:00:00

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

Open to all competitors except Local, Junior and Intermediate MSR competitors.

Entry Instructions:

Please provide 6 Jigs and then hit SUBMIT

Format:

Competitors submit 6 Jigs. Play 1

Number of Tunes:

6

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

6

All entries to be received by:

Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday January 1st, 1970

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor

MacGregor Memorial - +

Date

23-08-2017

Time

09.30

Venue

TBA

Entry Criteria:

THE MACGREGOR MEMORIAL PIOBAIREACHD COMPETITION RULES OF THE COMPETITION (Amended March 2001, October 2005, November 2008, November 2010, November 2011) 1. The MACGREGOR MEMORIAL PIOBAIREACHD COMPETITION (hereinafter called “the Competition”) was founded in 1982 in memory if John MacGregor, piper to Prince Charles Edward in 1745-46, winner of the third prize in the first piobaireachd competition at Falkirk in 1781, and piper to the Highland society of London from 1783. The competition was founded by Mrs. Audrey Jamieson, a direct descendant of John MacGregor, and is administered by the Highland Society of London (hereinafter called “the Society”) as trustees. 2. Subject only to Rule 7 of these Rules the Competition is open to all pipers whether male or female and whether or not resident in Scotland who are under 22 years of age on the day of the Competition in a year in which the piper intends to compete (hereinafter called “the relevant year”). 3. Intending competitors should apply in writing to the appropriate officer of the Society to enter for the Competition at any time after 30th September in the year before the relevant year but NOT LATER THAN 30th April in the relevant year or by such other date as the Society may decide. There is no entry fee. 4. (a) Competitors will be required to submit a list of FOUR tunes of their own choice. The Competition will be held in two parts, both of which will take place on the same day. (b) The competitors will be divided by a random draw into two sections and will play one of their tunes as chosen by the judges before two judges. The judges in each section will decide upon a leet of the four pipers who in their consideration played the best tunes. The final eight will then each play a second tune which will be heard by all four judges who will judge them on both tunes. The prizes will be awarded to those three competitors whom the four judges shall have adjudged to have played the best pair of tunes. The judges may at their discretion award a fourth prize if they consider that there is a fourth competitor whose two tunes merit a prize. (c) Competitors who have competed in previous years should not include in their lists of tunes more than two (if any) of the tunes submitted in the previous year. 5. Competitors are not restricted to the settings of tunes printed in the Piobaireachd Society’s Collection and the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór. If a competitor intends to play a setting of a tune not contained in either of the above-named collections he or she must notify an Officer of the Society or the Judges of the section of the Competition in which he or she may be playing at any time, and provide the Judges with a copy of the setting, before the first part of the Competition begins. The Judges of the Competition may take into consideration the merits and the authenticity of and the authority for any setting submitted. 6. In the event of there being fewer than three competitors entering in any year the Society may abandon the Competition for that year. In the event of their being only three competitors in any year only one prize will be awarded. In the event of there being at least four competitors but fewer than seven in any year only two prizes will be awarded. In the event of the Competition taking place with FOURTEEN or fewer competitors the competitors will not be divided into two sections and ALL competitors will be required to play TWO tunes. 7. The winner of the first prize in the Competition will not be eligible to enter for the Competition in any subsequent year. 8. All competitors must compete in Highland Dress or in uniform. 9. All competitors must be ready to compete when called upon to do so and any competitor who is not ready to compete when called to the platform may be disqualified unless he or she can give a satisfactory explanation to an Officer of the Society or to the Judges for having been absent. No competitor who arrives after the Judges have risen to consider who should be included in the short leet at the end of the first part of the competition in the section in which he or she was listed to compete will be permitted to compete. No competitor who arrives for the second or final part of the Competition after the judges have risen to consider their adjudication will be permitted to take part in the second part of the Competition. 10. In the event of a competitor taking an unreasonably long time to tune his or her pipe after being called on to play the judges may require him or her to begin his or her tune forthwith. If that competitor has not begun his or her tune within one minute after being so required the judges may disqualify that competitor. Tuning time may be restricted by the use of lights or other timing device. Where lights are used the amber light shall mean that the competitor must start the tune within one minute and the red light shall mean that the competitor must start the tune immediately. 11. All competitors must tune their own pipes. 12. The decision of the judges as to those competitors who will play in the second part of the Competition shall be final. The decision of the judges of the second (final) part as to the winners of prizes in the Competition shall also be final. 13. Any question dispute or disagreement that may arise in relation to the Competition or these Rules shall be determined by an Officer of the Society or by a person delegated by the Society for that purpose whose decision shall be final. 14. Without prejudice to Rule 6 of these Rules the Society may in any year cancel abandon or postpone the Competition or may alter or amend these Rules or may change the place at which the Competition will take place. In such circumstances the Society will give as much notice of such change cancellation or abandonment as is reasonable possible. Any cancellation or postponement of the Competition or alteration of the place at which it will take place will also be advertised in the Oban Times and the Piping Times and/or such other publication as the Society may think necessary. 15. Prizes will be presented at the conclusion of the March, Strathspey and Reel competition for Former Winners on the Wednesday evening of the Argyllshire Gathering. Any prize-winner who is unable to stay for that event may claim his or her prize after the conclusion of the MacGregor competition. It is the responsibility of prize-winners to collect their prizes and neither the Society not any Officer of the Society nor the organisers or committees or any person concerned in the promotion or organisation of any piping competition or Highland Games at which the Competition or either part thereof may be held shall be held liable for any prize not collected by the winner thereof. ANGUS NICOL for THE HIGHLAND SOCIETY OF LONDON

Entry Instructions:

4. (a) Competitors will be required to submit a list of FOUR tunes of their own choice.

Format:

Number of Tunes:

4

Number of Groups:

1

Number Tunes Required Per Group:

4

All entries to be received by:

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Tunes to be registered by:

Thursday January 1st, 1970

Tunes to be submitted by the competitor