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Competitions
Saturday 2 September 2017

Kirk - 10.30am start
Fiddle
Junior
Senior
Local
J F Dickie Cup
Any three Traditional Scottish Tunes of competitor's own choice. Each to be played through twice. Chosen from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe. Competitor may choose to be accompanied.

Junior: Under 16 years old on day of competition
Local: Awarded to the highest scoring player who lives within 20 miles of Kirriemuir
JF Dickie: Traditional Slow Strathspey, Hornpipe and Reel of competitor's choice
Starts at 10.30
Accordion
Junior
Senior
Local
Any three Traditional Scottish Tunes of competitor's own choice. Each to be played through twice. Chosen from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz

Junior: Under 16 years old on day of competition
Local: Awarded to the highest scoring player who lives within 20 miles of Kirriemuir
follows Fiddle
Ceilidh Band Not less than three instruments and no more than seven of any description. Own choice of one or more Scottish traditional dance tunes. Total playing time should not exceed five minutes. follows Accordion
Instrumental Pairs Competitors should play own choice of traditional Scottish tunes. Total playing time should not exceed four minutes. Anyone wishing to enter more than once must play a different instrument each time. Two instruments per entry. Instruments must play as a pair - not as one instrument accompanying another. follows Ceilidh Band


Kirk Hall in the morning - 11.00am* start
Men's singing
Junior
Senior
Any two Scottish traditional songs of contrasting nature to be sung unaccompanied. Starts at 11.00am
The singing classes are run together, alternating between men and women, so that festival-goers can hear all the singing.

*Because of the increasing number of entrants, the singing competitions start at 11.00am. There will be piece breaks as appropriate. Anyone who canna make it to Kirrie for 11.00am is welcome to enter beforehand (contact secretary) and we'll put them on when they get there.
Women's singing
Junior
Senior
Any two Scottish traditional songs of contrasting nature to be sung unaccompanied.
Bothy Ballad One bothy ballad to be sung unaccompanied. If the competitor is also an entrant in the traditional singing then their bothy ballad is also judged as one of their traditional songs.
Local singer Awarded to the highest scoring singer (male or female) who lives within 20 miles of Kirriemuir.
Novice singer Awarded to the highest scoring singer (male or female) who has not previously won a TMSA singing competition.


Kirk in the afternoon - 1.00pm start
Mouth Organ Any two traditional Scottish tunes from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. Each to be played through twice. Starts at 1.00
Jews HarpAny two traditional Scottish tunes from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. Each to be played through twice. follows Mouth Organ
Tin Whistle Any three Traditional Scottish Tunes of competitor's own choice. Each to be played through twice. Chosen from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. follows Jews Harp
Melodeon Any three Traditional Scottish Tunes of competitor's own choice. Each to be played through twice. Chosen from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. follows Tin Whistle
Concertina Any three Traditional Scottish Tunes of competitor's own choice. Each to be played through twice. Chosen from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. follows Melodeon
Oral Whistle Any two traditional Scottish tunes from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. Each to be played through twice. follows Concertina
Diddling Any two traditional Scottish tunes from the following list: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe, Scottish Waltz. Each to be played through twice. follows Oral Whistling
Storytelling
Junior
Senior
Traditional story or tale to last no longer than ten minutes.

Junior: Under 16 years old on day of competition.
Starts 2.30pm
Doric Verse
Under 8
9 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
Senior
One Scots poem to be recited in the traditional style. Poem may be the competitor's own work. follows Storytelling
Chorus Cup
The Chorus Cup is held during the evening singaround at the Masonic Hall. The cup is awarded to the singer of the song which (in the judge's opinion) gets the most chorus singing from the audience.

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