Sat., May 15 | Online Video Submission

Amateur Piobaireachd Contest - May 15th

Online contest series for 2021.

Time & Location

May 15, 11:00 p.m. EDT
Online Video Submission

About the Event

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

NEW for 2020-21

Celebrating fifty years! Competing is FREE for Branch members: The 2020-21 season marks the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa Branch. To mark this milestone, participation will be FREE for all Branch members that have paid their membership dues.


Anyone can enter! Note though that event is divided into categories that would be found at a typical PPBSO piobaireachd contest. Contestants are expected to compete in their officially assigned grade. If you have not competed in a PPBSO piobaireachd contest before and/or you are not sure about your grade level, you can find more information in Section C of the PPBSO Rule Book.

  • Senior: Grade 1 Light Music equivalent. Submit one (1) full piobaireachd - own choice.
  • Intermediate: Grade 2 Light Music equivalent. Submit one (1 )full piobaireachd - own choice.
  • Junior: Grade 3 Light Music equivalent. Submit one (1 )full piobaireachd - own choice.

Novice: Grade 4 / 5 Light Music equivalent. Submit one (1) piobaireachd and play only the ground and the next two passages - own choice.

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