There are a variety of solo classes to cater for all levels including beginner, intermediate, open and “seasoned” (older players).  Playing with other instruments, duets, pipe and song and new composition categories also have a place on this day where the focus is on participation and enjoyment rather than the competitive aspects. Inevitably, as there are prizes, there have to be rules which follow below.  Please check carefully the time limits and criteria for the class(es) you intend to enter.

Entry forms will be available online in the month prior to the event for pre-entry. The competition is open to non members. Non players and others are encourage to attend as audience members.

Full details of the classes in the competition, of general rules and of class-specific rule are available here

LBPS Annual Competition – Saturday 27th March 2021

 

We are pleased to announce the results of this year's annual competition, held via Zoom:

                                                       RESULTS OF THE LBPS ANNUAL COMPETITION 2021

SEASONED PIPERS CLASS (Judge: Lee Moore)

1st

Pete Stewart

Wo Betyd Thy Wearie Bodie (Skene, MS, 1615)

An Old Man Is a Bed of Bones (Playford 1651 arr Stewart)

I Am a Silly Old Man (Balcarres MS as ‘Gin the kirk would let me be 1695)

2nd

John Kelly

Mary Scott the Flower of Yarrow

Linkcumdoddie

3rd

Jody Lynch

Teddy o Neill  (Air)

The Clare jig and The Nora Crionna hornpipe

The Wonky Table

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS (Judge: Iain MacInnes)

1st

Alexander Sime-Scott

The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow,

Lassie Gae Milk on My Cow Hill

2nd

Ruari Black

The Rose of Allendale   /   Knucklehead

Johnny the Tree Wrecker

3rd

Caroline Barden

Wee Totum Fogg

Pawkie Adam Glen

 

PIPE AND SONG CLASS (Judge: Iain MacInnes)

1st

Ian Crane

Tha Mi Sgith

2nd

Pete Stewart

The Ballad of Jock Elliot

 

SCOTTISH SMALL PIPES CLASS (Judge: Hamish Moore)

1st

Stuart Letford

John Anderson   My Jo / Jack Latin (from Dixon)

Lassies o’ Melrose

Joint 2nd

Norman Macleod

Dark Lowers the Night (3/4 Retreat),

Hacky Honey (9/4 from Dixon, tune #4)

John Charles Bauschatz

Shuidh Mi air Cnocan an t-Siùil

A Bhean Ud A-staigh Hì Rì a Bho

Horo Hug Gur e an Latha

He Mo Leannan, Ho Mo Leannan

Clo Mhicllemhiceil

3rd

Bill Bennett

My Home Town,

Scarce of Tatties,

Drops of Brandy

Aye Walkin O

 

LOWLAND & BORDER PIPES CLASS (Judge: Gordon Mooney)

1st

Stuart Letford

Rowan Tree (arrangement by Mark Stewart, Crieff)

The Lasses Bushes Brawly (from Dixon; the first four parts only)

Dixon’s Highland  Laddie (from Dixon but I shall miss our parts 6 and 7 due to time constraints).

2nd

David Faulkner

Joyful Days Will Come (David Faulkner) 

Dorrington Lads (Rook manuscript)

3rd

Ian Crane

Wat Ye What I Got Late Yestreen

Kiss'd Her Under the Coverlet

 

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                           Ian Crane                                                                        Stuart Letford   

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                       David Faulkner

Videos of the prize-winning entries and others have now been uploaded onto the LBPS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LowlandBorderPipersSocietyOfficial

LBPS Annual Competition 2020

 

The LBPS Annual Competition will not be going ahead as planned on Saturday March 28th. 

It is with great regret that we have taken this decision as a result of the impact of Coronavirus and in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of our members. We plan to consider future possible dates for this event, but obviously this will depend on the length of time it takes to restore normal activity in the country.

Please keep an eye on our Face Book, Twitter and website for further updates.