Classes & Performance Requirements

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR

THE COMPETITIONS HAS NOW PASSED


Performance Requirements


To submit your video please send it via WeTransfer to
keithfestivalcompetitions@gmail.com or by WhatsApp to 07828 467694.

Please include your name and the class you are entering in the e-mail/message.


As the competitions are virtual this year there have been some slight changes to the classes and the rules,

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


  1. Entries must be submitted no later than 21:00 on Sunday 16th May 2021. Any entries received after this date will only be accepted at the discretion of the committee.

  2. All videos submitted must be of the live performance (i.e., no editing or over-dubbing)

  3. Video recording should be made specifically for the Keith TMSA Virtual Festival and must not be published or shared elsewhere online before the end of the Festival on 13th June 2021

  4. In all classes the video must show a clear view of the instrument without any obstructions (i.e.: Music stands etc.)

  5. It would be helpful if videos could be taken in landscape mode

  6. Junior competitions are open to those under 16 on the day of the competition. Under 16 means that if you are 16 on the day of the competition, you must enter the Senior competition

  7. Group performances i.e.: duos, trios, bands, fiddle groups, accordion & fiddle club groups etc., can be recorded separately and merged using software. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide the finished recording

  8. In classes where piano accompaniment is permitted you will be allowed to accompany yourself

  9. Any person can perform more than once in the group class provided they are playing a different instrument in each entry

  10. All competitors submitting an entry hereby agree to their video or photos taken from video footage being posted online for public viewing on YouTube and other platforms, if you would like your video removed following the competitions please contact us via the Contact page

  11. In all classes, the adjudicator’s decision is final.

CLASSES

Bothy Ballad

Senior

Junior

Any one Scottish bothy ballad sung unaccompanied

Fiddle

Senior

Junior (13-15)

Any three Scottish tunes of the competitor’s choice. Chosen from: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe or Scottish Waltz. If the competitor prefers he or she may be accompanied, preferably without sheet music.


12 & Under

10 & Under

Any two or three tunes with the same rules as for Fiddle Senior/Junior

Accordion

Senior

Junior

Any three Scottish tunes of the competitor’s choice to be played unaccompanied and chosen from: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe or Scottish Waltz


12 & Under

Any two or three tunes with the same rules as for Accordion Senior/Junior

Instrumental Group

The trophy will be awarded for the best playing of two or more pieces from the list given in Accordion Senior/Junior. Playing time will not exceed five minutes and a group will be deemed to consist of three or more players of any description.

Instrumental (other than fiddle and accordion)

Senior

Junior

Open to any instrument which is not a fiddle or accordion (i.e. piano, moothie, melodeon, tin whistle, recorder, clarsach, guitar, chanter, bagpipes etc). Two or three Scottish tunes of the competitors choice to be chosen from: Slow Air, Slow Strathspey, Strathspey, Reel, March, Jig, Hornpipe or Scottish Waltz.

Traditional Singing

7 & Under

10 & Under

13 & Under

Any one Scottish song sung unaccompanied


15 & Under

Any one Scottish traditional song (including any Robert Burns songs) sung unaccompanied


Senior

Any one Scottish song sung unaccompanied

Poetry

7 & Under

10 & Under

13 & Under

15 & Under

Senior

The individual to recite one Scottish poem in the traditional style and without notes