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Amateur Piobaireachd Contest

Piobaireachd is the classical music of the bagpipe. Since 2018, the Ottawa Branch has held an annual piobaireachd contest for amateur pipers.

Categories

"A" Piobaireachd

  • Requirements: One (1) full piobaireachd – own choice

  • Grade approximation – Intermediate and Senior Amateur

"B" Piobaireachd

  • Requirements: One (1) full piobaireachd – own choice

  • Grade approximation – Experienced Novice, Junior Amateur

“C” Piobaireachd

  • Requirements: One (1) ground – own choice

  • Grade approximation – New piobaireachd players, those with limited Novice competitive experience

Competition start times: All contest start times will be finalized based on entries. 

Order of play: Reverse order of entry. Sign up early to secure a later draw!   

Note: Although similarly structured, these piobaireachd events will not be counted toward Knockout point standings.   

Pipe Major George D. Buchanan Memorial Trophy

The P/M George D. Buchanan Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the "A" category. This trophy was donated by Donald Buchanan in memory of his late father, who was a leading member of the Branch in its early days, and a proponent of piobaireachd and its importance for the musical development of pipers.

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