Set Tunes

There will be two lists, each with six tunes. List 1, will be used for Grade 1 and 2 competitors.
Grade 1 competitors will submit three piobaireachds. Two tunes from list 1 and one tune of their own choice.
Grade 2 competitors will submit two piobaireachds. One tune from List 1 and one tune from list 2.
Grade 3 competitors will submit one piobaireachd, which must be selected from list 2.

Please note, there will be some competitions exempt from the set tune list.
These competitions are:

  • 'World Solo Amateur' - Piping Live!
  • 'Northern Meetings' - Inverness
  • 'Luss Highland Games'
  • 'Rosneath Highland Games'
  • 'Inveraray Highland Games'
  • 'Chatsworth Country Fair'

You can submit your own choice of tunes at these competitions (that can be tunes from the set tune list if you want!)

2017/2018 List 1 (current list, in use until Army School of Piping Competition - June 2018)

Grade 1 competitors should select two tunes from this list and one of their own choice. Grade 2 graded players should pick one tune from this list and one tune from List 2.

  1. MacLeod of Raasay's Salute - Online Resource
  2. Salute the Soldier (21st Century) - Salute the Soldier
  3. Corrienessan's Salute - Online Resource
  4. Lament for Captain MacDougall - Online Resource
  5. The Groat - Online Resource
  6. MacCrimmons Sweetheart - Online Resource

2017/2018 List 2 (current list, in use until Army School of Piping Competition - June 2018)

Grade 2 and Grade 3 graded players should pick one tune from this list.

  1. Queen Elizabeth II’s Salute - Queen Elizabeth the Second's Salute
  2. Lament for Alan My Son - Duncan Johnson book, 'His Complete Compositions' - Online Resource
  3. Glengarry’s Lament - Online Resource
  4. Too Long In this Condition - Online Resource
  5. Struan Robertson Salute - Online Resource
  6. The Boat Tune - Online Resource

» Notes on Piobaireachd Set Tunes (2017/2018)
Also note, you are not restricted to these settings only, but you should make sure the setting you are playing is a recognized setting and present the music to the judge at each competition.

The following Set Tunes will be in use from October 2018

2018/2019 List 1

Grade 1 competitors should select two tunes from this list and one of their own choice. Grade 2 graded players should pick one tune from this list and one tune from List 2.

  1. The Kings Taxes (Piobaireachd Society Book 5 & Kilberry)
  2. The MacLeod’s Salute (Piobaireachd Society Book 12 & Kilberry)
  3. Lament for Donald of Laggan (Piobaireachd Society Book 8 & Kilberry)
  4. Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart No. 1 (Piobaireachd Society Book 6 & Kilberry)
  5. Isabel MacKay (Piobaireachd Society Book 6 & Kilberry)
  6. Lament for The Iolaire (Donald MacLeod’s Collection of Piobaireachd Book 1)

2018/2019 List 2

Grade 2 and Grade 3 graded players should pick one tune from this list.

  1. Company’s Lament (Piobaireachd Society Book 1)
  2. The Little Spree (Piobaireachd Society Book 7 & Kilberry)
  3. Cabar Feidh Gu Brath (Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth And Camerons))
  4. Catherine’s Lament (Piobaireachd Society Book 5 & Kilberry)
  5. Lament for Alisdair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry (Piobaireachd Society Book 14 & Kilberry)
  6. Chisholm’s Salute (Piobaireachd Society Book 14 & Kilberry)

Set Tunes Timeline

August 2017 – New set tune list for grade 1, 2 and 3 competitors will be released.
October/November 2018 – New Set tunes will be submitted for competition.
August 2019 – New set tune list for grade 1, 2 and 3 competitors will be released.
October 2020 – New set tunes will be submitted for competition.

This timeline will be reviewed but, if we feel it is working well, it is likely to continue in this way.