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.

Alasdair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry’s LamentKilberry, Piob Society (PS) Book 14
The Boat TunePS Book 13
Cabar Feidh Gu BrathQueen’s Own Highlanders p. 184-85
The Company’s LamentPS Book 1
The Field of GoldDonald MacLeod Piob Book 1
The Glen is MineKilberry, PS Book 6
Glengarry’s LamentKilberry
Lady Doyle’s SaluteKilberry
Lament for the Old SwordKilberry, PS Book 3
Lament for the Rowan TreeDonald MacLeod Piob Book 1
The Little SpreeKilberry, PS Book 7
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament #1Kilberry, PS Book 6
MacKintosh’s BannerWm. Ross Collection of Pipe Music (available at www.ceolsean.net)
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles LamentKilberry, PS Book 15
Struan Robertson’s SaluteKilberry, PS Book 8

The list will be periodically reviewed and may be updated from time to time. Last updated February 2020.

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