WUSPBA Recommended Grade 4 Piobaireachd
The following piobaireachd are considered suitable for Grade 4 competitors. Those who compete at WUSPBA-sanctioned Grade 4 piobaireachd events are encouraged to choose their music from this list. Please note that this list is not exhaustive (there certainly are other suitable tunes), nor is it mandatory. Rather, this is intended to provide a means by which competitors and adjudicators may benefit from a shared understanding of well-known music, both ancient and modern, that is of appropriate complexity and is musically pleasant.
The Northern Branch has YouTube recordings of these tunes being taught and presented. Access the Northern Branch Events webpage for info and links to the recordings.
|Alasdair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry’s Lament||Kilberry, Piob Society (PS) Book 14|
|The Boat Tune||PS Book 13|
|Cabar Feidh Gu Brath||Queen’s Own Highlanders p. 184-85|
|The Company’s Lament||PS Book 1|
|The Field of Gold||Donald MacLeod Piob Book 1|
|The Glen is Mine||Kilberry, PS Book 6|
|Lady Doyle’s Salute||Kilberry|
|Lament for the Old Sword||Kilberry, PS Book 3|
|Lament for the Rowan Tree||Donald MacLeod Piob Book 1|
|The Little Spree||Kilberry, PS Book 7|
|MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament #1||Kilberry, PS Book 6|
|MacIntosh’s Banner||Wm. Ross Collection of Pipe Music (available at https://ceolsean.net/home.html)|
|Sir James MacDonald of the Isles Lament||Kilberry, PS Book 15|
|Struan Robertson’s Salute||Kilberry, PS Book 8|
The list will be periodically reviewed and may be updated from time to time. Last updated February 2020.