Shasta Piping Society 2017

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An Original Piobaireachd Music Competition sponsored by Shasta Piping Society and the Burley Bagpipe Company. The competition information was announced on the web in September 2016, with a submission deadline of April 1, 2017. Twenty-six original pibrochs were submitted from seven countries. The adjudicators were Mike Cusack, Bill Livingstone and Robert Wallace who awarded the top prizes for the following three pieces,

  1. Hin o dro ha darado
  2. Angus McDonald of the Great Divide
  3. The Knights of Glin

The pieces were provided to the judges with no identifying information on the written scores or the audio recordings to ensure anonymous consideration.  Once the judges decided on the winning tunes under blind cover, the individual identifiers were sent along to the SPS, and the corresponding winner's names were then announced.  Stephen Rooklidge discussed organizing the event in an interview with J. David Hester (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Entries

 Composer
Piobaireachd in 3 ModesAllan MacDonald
Lament for the San PatricioDavid Barrett
Angus McDonald of the Great DivideDavid Mason
Miss Julie Baker of MerimbulaGeoff Jones
Che do odin cherede en deHenrik Idoff Mackenzie Hornhaver
The WalkJames Ingraham
LacrimaeJanette Montague
The Knights of GlinJohn Bottomley
Hin o dro ha daradoJori Chisolm
His Mother's Lament for the Departure of her only SonMarius Treutwein
Salute to Those Who ServeSteve Knox
MacLaren's GatheringSteven Bathory-Peeler
Lament for the Common PiperVincent Janoski
Salute to the Royal ScotsWilliam A. Robertson

Other entries were made by:

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