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.

Tune Source
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
Glengarry’s Lament Kilberry
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.

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