On Friday night, some of the best bagpipers in the region will be competing in what is considered the highest and most difficult form of bagpiping music: Piobaireachd. This form of music starts with a theme, or “ground”, on which variations are gradually built upon. At the level of competition which will be showcased on Friday night, each competitor will submit a list of least three tunes, from which the adjudicator will select the one they wish to hear. Each tune can be anywhere from 4 to 15 minutes long.
With each song lasting minutes, every performance is a demonstration of not only their ability to correctly express the music but the ability of the musician to control their instrument. Bagpipes are notoriously susceptible to environmental changes which can have drastic effects on the tuning of the instrument over the time required to play Piobaireachd.
We hope you’ll join us on Friday night for an evening of amazing music. Event is held at the MHCC Theater.