Children’s Original Song

Some may be new composition, new words to  traditional tune, or new tune to existing lyrics or poem. 12 years and under.

Children’s Singing

Any traditional song of the British Isles, or child’s own tradition. 12 years and under.

Traditional Singing (Novice and non-previous winners)

A traditional song which may be accompanied.

Traditional Singing (Open)

As above, but song must not have been sung by competitor in last 3 years.

Border Ballad

Any Border Ballad. Unaccompanied.

Children’s Poetry Reciting

Recitation of any poem. 12 years and under.

Original Poetry (all).

Poem must be own composition. Competitors or their nominees will be required to recite or read their work before the judge. Poems may be in dialect.

Original Tune.

Any tune in the tradition. Entry limit of 3 per person.

Original Song (all).

Song must be entrant’s own composition. Entry limit of 3 per person per class.

Scots song – in any Scots idiom.
Other.

Country Dance Bands / Ceilidh Bands.

Two tune selections of entrant’s choice. Must not exceed 10 minutes in total.
Children’s class – 12 years and under.

Children’s Accordion.

Selection of 2 tunes, varied tempo. 12 years and under.

Accordion (Novice and non-previous winners).

Two tunes, varied tempo.

Accordion (Open).

March, strathspey and reel.

Accordion (Classical and Continental)

Own selection of tunes.

Children’s Fiddle.

Selection of 2 tunes, varied tempo. 12 years and under.

Fiddle (Novice and non-previous winners).

Two tunes, varied tempo.

Fiddle (Open)

March, strathspey and reel.

Fiddle (Slow Air and Reel)

Slow air and reel.

Traditional Instrumental Pairs (all).

At least two tunes, varied tempo. One entry per instrument. Competitors entering more than once must play different instruments. Entrants in the children’s class must both be 12 years or under.

Miscellaneous Instrument (all).

Any instrument not otherwise classified.  Own selection of tunes, not to exceed 5 minutes. Entrants in the children’s class must be 12 years or under.

Storytelling.

Not to exceed 10 minutes. Maximum of 3 entries per competitor, which will be judged separately.

Highland Bagpipes (all).

Own selection of tunes, not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

In all classes the adjudicator may exercise their discretion, and their decision is final.