LBPS Annual Competition Part II

The morning session at this year’s Collogue was taken up with two classes of the annual competition that were not held during the zoom gathering earlier in the year and reported in the June issue.
The two classes were ‘The Skeely Piper’ and the New Composition class. The Skeely Piper class was introduced into the competition a few years ago with the intention that each year a particular theme should be chosen; this year being the 250th anniversary of the birth of Walter Scott, and the day’s events being held in Scott’s Court Room, it seemed appropriate that the theme should be ‘music related to, or known by, the man himself’. We heard an assortment of tunes, some familiar and some less so, including the town’s song ‘Soor Plums’.
The New Composition class took on a new character when we were able to watch ‘overseas’ contributions in videos shown on a large screen.
Robert Porter Jacky Lattin (included in Scott’s description in Redgauntlet of the repertoire of Steenie Steenson
Joint 2nd:
Matt Seattle Soor Plums o Galashiels/ Hooper and Gird Her (another of Steenie’s tunes
Anne Duncan Uamh an Oir (The Cave of Gold)
Pete Stewart The Border Widow’s Lament/ Hoopers and Gerders/Round-headed Cuckolds Come Dig (mentioned in Scott’s Woodstock’ and ‘Peveril of the Peak’)

New Compositions
Matt Seattle The Little White Rose of Scotland
Pete Stewart The Auld White Road
Roderick Nevin Whitmire (played on video from Pennsylvania, USA)

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Anne Duncan playing Uamh an Oir (The Cave of Gold)

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BridgetTaylor breaks the protocol of the day by smiling while playing

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Matt Seattle introducing his new tune

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Robert Porter playing Jacky Lattin

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