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2024 FESTIVAL

 

COMPETITION CLASSES


PLEASE NOTE the rules and performance requirements have been updated since the 2023 Festival, 

so please ensure you have read the updated info before entering.

01. UNDER 12 FIDDLE SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 12 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Own Choice (4 mins max)


02. JUNIOR FIDDLE SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged under 16 years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

March, Strathspey & Reel


03. JUNIOR FIDDLE SOLO - Slow Air


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged under 16 years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Slow Air


04. SENIOR FIDDLE SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 16 Years and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Slow Strathspey, March, Strathspey & Reel

(Tunes to be played in order listed.)


05. SENIOR FIDDLE SOLO - Slow Air


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 16 Years and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Slow Air


06. OPEN FIDDLE GROUP


ENTRY CRITERIA:

4 to 8 Fiddles - See Rules 2 & 5

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Own Choice (6 mins max)


 

07. OPEN FIDDLE SOLO - Hornpipe & Jig

 

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Hornpipe and Jig played in any Scottish style

(Max 64 bars for each tempo)

 

08. UNDER 10 TRADITIONAL ACCORDION SOLO

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 10 Years 

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Own Choice (4 mins max)

 

09. 12 AND UNDER 16 TRADITIONAL 

ACCORDION SOLO 


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged a minimum of 12 Years and Under 16 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

March, Strathspey & Reel


10. SENIOR  TRADITIONAL ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 16 Years and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

March, Strathspey & Reel


11. JUNIOR ACCORDION SOLO -  Pipe Music


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 16 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Pipe March, Strathspey & Reel


12. SENIOR ACCORDION SOLO -  Pipe Music


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 16 Years and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Pipe March, Strathspey & Reel


13. OPEN BUTTON KEY 

ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rule 6

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max)


14. SCOTTISH JUNIOR DUET 


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 16 Years - See Rule 13

Accordion and/or Fiddle

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (4 mins max)


15. TRIOS 


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rules 3 & 18

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max)


16. BANDS

(Incorparating Junior Band)


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rules 2, 4, 7 & 18

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 Mins Max)


17. OWN COMPOSITION


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rule 8

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

One unpublished tune in traditional style



18.  OPEN RSCDS 


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rule 14

Accordion and/or Fiddle

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

19. OPEN ACCORDION & FIDDLE CLUB 

REPRESENTATIVE 


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - See Rule 15

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max)


20. UNDER 12 CLASSICAL  ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 12 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (4 mins max) - See Rule 19


21. UNDER 14 CLASSICAL  ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 14 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (5 mins max) - See Rule 19


22.  UNDER 16 CLASSICAL  ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 16 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (5 mins max) - See Rule 19


23. SENIOR CLASSICAL  ACCORDION SOLO


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 16 Years and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max) - See Rule 19


24. UNDER 16 CLASSICAL ACCORDION DUET

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 16 Years

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max)

 

25. OPEN GAELIC WALTZ SOLO

(Incorparating Under 12 Gaelic Waltz Solo)


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - Accordion or Fiddle

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (4 mins max) - See Rule 16


26. 40 & OVER TRADITIONAL ACCORDION SOLO

 

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 40 and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

March, Strathspey & Reel   

 

27. OPEN 6/8 MARCH SOLO

(Incorporating Junior 6/8 March Solo)


ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age - Accordion or Fiddle

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

2 x 6/8 Marches - See Rule 17


28. UNDER 12 TRADITIONAL ACCORDION SOLO

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged Under 12 Years 

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Own Choice (4 mins max)

 

29. OPEN CLASSICAL ACCORDION DUET

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Any Age

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice (6 mins max)

 

30. 60 & OVER TRADITIONAL ACCORDION SOLO

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Aged 60 and Over

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT:

Own Choice - Traditional, Continental or Classical music. 

 

OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES

The overall championship trophies awarded to the Junior and Senior Fiddle Champions and the Junior and Senior Accordion Champions will be based on the following rules:


Overall Junior Fiddle Champion 

To the player aggregating the highest total marks in the Junior Fiddle Solo

& the Junior Fiddle Solo (Slow Air) - classes 2 and 3.


Overall Senior Fiddle Champion

To the player aggregating the highest total marks in the Senior Fiddle Solo

& the Senior Fiddle Solo (Slow Air) - classes 4 and 5.


Overall Junior Accordion Champion 

To the player aggregating the highest total marks in the 12 & Under 16 Traditional

Accordion Solo & Junior Accordion Solo (Pipe Music) - classes 9 and 11.


Overall Senior Accordion Champion 

To the player aggregating the highest total marks in Senior Traditional

Accordion Solo & Senior Accordion Solo (Pipe Music) - classes 10 and 12.

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