Spotlight on Learn at Live! 2019 + Competition

Brand new for Piping Live! 2019, Learn at Live! is a workshop series curated by Willie McCallum and Roddy MacLeod, set to take place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August. The event will feature a series of talks and lectures looking at topics across the spectrum of Piping and Drumming, ranging from Junior Pipe Band Programmes with Jack Lee & J. Reid Maxwell and Creating a World-Class Drum Corps with Steven McWhirter to  Cape Breton Piping Traditions with Matt MacIsaac & Wendy MacIssaac and the Music of Gordon Duncan with Ian Duncan & Ali Hutton.

These workshops are great way to learn more about your craft, find out about a new style of music or look more closely at a particular topic. Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or experienced professional, these talks are suitable for all and will be delivered by some of the top names in piping, drumming and traditional music, so you’re sure to leave with top tips and new knowledge to improve your skills!

Download the Learn at Live! programme here to find out what’s in store. Each workshop is £10 to attend, and places can be booked online in advance via Eventbrite. The event is supported by the William Grant Foundation.


To celebrate the launch of this new initiative, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to this year’s event! You can enter via our Facebook and Instagram pages: simply comment on the linked posts to tell us which workshop you’d like to attend, and tag the friend you’d take to the workshop with you.

If you don’t have Facebook or Instagram, you can also enter the competition by emailing with subject line ‘Learn at Live! competition’, and telling us the name of the workshop you’d like to attend. The deadline for entries is 12noon on Tuesday 30th July, T&Cs apply. Good luck!


  • The prize is non transferable and there is no cash alternative.
    Winners will be selected at random after the closing date on Tuesday 30th July and must claim their prize within 24 hours of being notified.
    Winners are responsible for their own travel to the event.
    The competition is not endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.