We regret that due to insufficient numbers registering to compete as the weather this year has had an impact on those travelling to attend, the Young Pipers Championship 2019 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for details for next year's Young Pipers Championship 2020.
Farpais Phìobaireachd Òigridh / Young Pipers' Championship - Saturday February 23, 2019
Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto is pleased to be hosting our annual Young Pipers' Championship . The Championship is open to all Pipers 21 years and under and according to Grade.
When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 2:00pm
Location: The Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue, East York, M4K 2R6
There is easy access by transit or car (plus free parking at the back of the building)
Cost: $20 per Piper (plus $1.25 processing fee - includes 2 spectator tickets); $5 per additional ticket at the door
If any questions or assistance required, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for entries is Wednesday February 13th, 2019. Please review details below before registering.
Awards & Requirements
A' Chiad Fharpais / Event One: The Gaelic Society of Toronto Captain Iain Macdonald Memorial Trophy
- Category: "Medley of Tunes" (must include one Gaelic Air)
- Open to pipers in either grades 1 or 2 (and 21 years of age or younger as of February 1st, 2019)
- All competitors to perform a 3 to 5 minute medley of bagpipe music of their choice; the selection of tunes must include one slow air from the list of tunes posted below.
- Gaelic Society of Toronto Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this category.
An Dàrna Farpais /Event Two: The Scott MacAulay Memorial Trophy
- Category: "Gaelic Air"
- Open to pipers in either grades 3 or 4 (and 16 years of age or younger as of February 1st, 2019)
- All competitors to submit one slow air and play once through, selected from the list of tunes posted below.
- Gaelic Society of Toronto Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in this category.
List of Tunes
- An Eala Bhàn (The White Swan) – Composer: Donald MacDonald of Coruna
- Bu deònach leam tilleadh (I would willingly return) – Composer: Hugh F MacKenzie
- Chì mi na mórbheanna (The Mist-covered Mountains) - Composer: John Cameron
- Chi Mi'n Toman (I see the hillock) – Traditional
- Gruagach òg an fhuilt bhàin (The Fair Maid of Barra) – Composer: John Campbell
- Leaving Barra - Composer: Michael "Bronni" MacKinnon
- Leaving Lochbosidale – Composer: John Wilson, Edinburgh/Toronto
- Leaving Rhu Vaternish – Traditional
- Leaving St Kilda – Composer: Willie Ross
- Loch Raineach (Loch Rannoch) – Composer: John Wilson, Edinburgh/Toronto
- Loch Monar – Composer: Willie Ross
- Máire Bhán Óg (Mary,Young and Fair) – Melody attributed: Duncan Ban Macintyre, Argyll
- Mo Dhachaigh (My Home) - Traditional
- Muile nam Mor-bheanna (Mull of the Mountains) – Composer: Duncan Livingstone, Crogan, Isle of Mull
- Sine Bhan (Fair Jean) – Composed Duncan Johnson (Islay)
- The Eastern Townships - Composer: Michael Grey
- Tog Orm Mo Phìob (Lament for Ruairidh Mòr) - Composer: Patrick Mor MacCrimmon
The Scott MacAulay Memorial Trophy: 1st Caleb Macpherson
Captain Iain Macdonald Memorial Trophy: 1st Colin Johnstone; 2nd Kayleigh Johnstone
2017 Winners - Event One:
1. Gavin Mackay - The Gaelic Society of Toronto Captain Iain Macdonald Memorial Trophy
2. Colin Johnstone
3. Mark McLennan
2017 Winners - Event Two:
1. Harrison Little - The Scott MacAulay Memorial Trophy
2. Rachel Gordon
3. Michael Malish
4. Matthew Parsons
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