May 30, 2013

Bagpipe Songwriting Competition

I recently received the following message from Graham Durant-Law in an email, and I thought I'd share it for those of you interested in bagpipe songwriting!  The competition instructions are available on our public Google drive.

"In recognition of the Scottish community contribution to Canberra, and to celebrate the centenary of Canberra, the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming is hosting a bagpipe tune writing contest. The tune must be of at least four parts in any time signature, and of any type. The title of the tune must include the phrase “Centenary of Canberra” – for example, “The Centenary of Canberra Hornpipe”.

The prize for the winning tune is (AUD) $500 thanks to the generous support of local company Cantlie. The winning tune will also be framed and returned to the composer. The winning tune will also be framed and mounted for public viewing in a prominent building in Canberra.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday, 7 July 2013. Further details can be found in the attached document. We would be grateful if you would advertise this competition widely.

Canberra College of Piping & Drumming
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 975 795"

NOTE: The instructions list an incorrect URL for uploading entries, but here is the correct one:

Happy writing to all, and good luck!