The Piobaireachd Society has announced the tunes required for the 2020 Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting ceòl mòr competitions.
The Senior events (the Clasp at Inverness and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban) comprise some of the most demanding pieces in the repertoire whilst pipers competing for the Gold Medals and Silver Medals may submit their own choices, eight in the case of the Gold and six for the Silver.
The list is as follows:
Lament for Donald Bàn MacCrimmon (Piobaireachd Society Collection Book 2, Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor)
The Unjust Incarceration* – PS 2
Lament for King George III (PS Book 14)
Lament for the Harp Tree (PS Book 12, Kilberry)
Lament for the Laird of Anapool (PS Book 9)
Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck (PS Book 10)
Lament for Patrick Òg MacCrimmon” (PS Book 3) – played with Donald MacDonald’s additional variation (singling and doubling), as in PS Book 3.
Mrs. MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute (PS Book 11)
Nameless – Cherede Darievea (PS Book 8, Kilberry)
The Sound of the Waves Against the Castle of Duntroon (PS Book 6, Kilberry). MacDonald’s additional variation (singling and doubling), as in PS Book 3.
Competitors will submit six of the above tunes, one of which they will be required to play.
* For the purposes of the Senior competitions this tune should be played with the inclusion of the “optional” 3rd line, as recorded in Piobaireachd Society Book 2.
** For the purposes of the Senior competitions this tune should be played with the inclusion of Donald MacDonald’s additional variation (singling and doubling), as recorded in Piobaireachd society Book 3.
The Argyllshire Gathering takes place on August 21-22 and the Northern Meeting on August 29-30.