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Amateur Piobaireachd Contest

Online contest for 2021

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

Categories

Senior Piobaireachd

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

  • Grade 1 Light Music equivalent

Intermediate Piobaireachd

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

  • Grade 2 Light Music equivalent

Junior Piobaireachd

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

  • Grade 3 Light Music equivalent

Novice Piobaireachd

  • Requirements: One (1) piobaireachd and play only the ground and the next two passages - own choice

  • Grade 4 / 5 Light Music equivalent

Pipe Major George D. Buchanan Memorial Trophy

The P/M George D. Buchanan Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Senior 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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