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Monday 7th August 2017

The Masters Solo Piping Competition – Piobaireachd

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 9:00

The best competing pipers of this generation return to the stage at The National Piping Centre as they take part in the annual Masters Solo Piping Competition. The overall winner of this competition qualifies for the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship in October, so you can expect to see the best of the best on show!… Read more »

George Square – Monday

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 12:00

Piping Live! will once again be in its city centre home of George Square and we will once again be filling the city’s premier outdoor space with the music of the bagpipes! With performances by pipe bands from all over the world, as well as international acts and emerging talent on in our performance tent,… Read more »

Street Cafe – Monday

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 12:00

The Street Cafe returns to Piping Live! 2017 in its home outside The National Piping Centre. Here you will find free music from 12 noon each day. There will be Pipe Idol, emerging artists, sponsor showcases and much more! The Line up for Monday is: 12 noon – Nova Musa from Italy 1 pm –… Read more »

The Masters Solo Piping Competition – MSR

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 17:00

The best competing pipers of this generation return to the stage at The National Piping Centre as they take part in the annual Masters Solo Piping Competition. The overall winner of this competition qualifies for the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship in October, so you can expect to see the best of the best on show!… Read more »

Mac Ìle – The Music of Fraser Shaw: CD Launch Party

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 20:00

Piping Live! is delighted to be supporting the CD launch of Mac Ìle – The Music of Fraser Shaw. Fraser Shaw was a wonderful piper, whistle player and composer from Glasgow who resided on the Isle of Islay. After his passing in May 2015, a group of friends and family started a Trust in his… Read more »

Festival Club – Monday

Date & Time: Monday 7th August 2017 at 22:30

The late-night session is back at Piping Live! 2017. Join us each evening for emerging talent, international artists and some of the festival favourites who will keep you company into the wee hours. This festival staple at The National Piping Centre is the perfect end to a full day of Piping Live! fun. Doors open… Read more »

Tuesday 8th August 2017

George Square – Tuesday

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 12:00

Piping Live! will once again be in its city centre home of George Square and we will once again be filling the city’s premier outdoor space with the music of the bagpipes! With performances by pipe bands from all over the world, as well as international acts and emerging talent on in our performance tent,… Read more »

Street Cafe – Tuesday

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 12:00

The Street Cafe returns to Piping Live! 2017 in its home outside The National Piping Centre. Here you will find free music from 12 noon each day. There will be Pipe Idol, emerging artists, sponsor showcases and much more! The Line up for Tuesday is: 12 noon – Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail Group 1 pm –… Read more »

Lunchtime Recital – Callum Beaumont

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 13:00

The Piping Live! Lunchtime Recital Series returns for 2017, with a fantastic line up. Today sees Callum Beaumont – the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Clasp at the Northern Meetings and three World Pipe Band Champion – take to the stage. We are delighted that Callum, the 2016 Bratach Gorm winner and member of… Read more »

International Quartet Competition 2017

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 19:30

This Piping Live! staple returns for 2017, to showcase the best in international Pipe Bands, just days before they take to Glasgow Green for the Worlds. Eight pipe bands from across the globe will send 4 of their pipers to compete in this head to head challenge, as 10 hidden judges decide who will take… Read more »

Festival Club – Tuesday

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 22:30

The late-night session is back at Piping Live! 2017. Join us each evening for emerging talent, international artists and some of the festival favourites who will keep you company into the wee hours. This festival staple at The National Piping Centre is the perfect end to a full day of Piping Live! fun. Doors open… Read more »

Wednesday 9th August 2017

George Square – Wednesday

Date & Time: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 12:00

Piping Live! will once again be in its city centre home of George Square and we will once again be filling the city’s premier outdoor space with the music of the bagpipes! With performances by pipe bands from all over the world, as well as international acts and emerging talent on in our performance tent,… Read more »

Street Cafe – Wednesday

Date & Time: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 12:00

The Street Cafe returns to Piping Live! 2017 in its home outside The National Piping Centre. Here you will find free music from 12 noon each day. There will be Pipe Idol, emerging artists, sponsor showcases and much more! The Line up for Wednesday is: 12 noon – TBC 1 pm – Emerging Talent 2pm – TBC… Read more »

Lunchtime Recital – Jack Lee

Date & Time: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 13:00

The Lunchtime Recital Series returns for 2017 to Piping Live! Today sees renowned Canadian piper Jack Lee take to the stage. Jack has acheived success in the solo world – he is a former Glenfiddich Champion and won many other top prizes, and in the pipe band world, where he is pipe sergeant of the… Read more »

The Winnepeg Collection – Book Launch

Date & Time: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 14:30

The Winnipeg Collection is a music project in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association  – Winnipeg.  There are two editions of music collections for the great highland bagpipes compiled by Nathan Mitchell. The project includes music submissions from pipers around the globe including Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain,… Read more »

Festival Club – Wednesday

Date & Time: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 22:30

The late-night session is back at Piping Live! 2017. Join us each evening for emerging talent, international artists and some of the festival favourites who will keep you company into the wee hours. This festival staple at The National Piping Centre is the perfect end to a full day of Piping Live! fun. Doors open… Read more »

Thursday 10th August 2017

Piping Live! Trad Trail – Morning Tour

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 11:30

Brought to you by Glasgow Music City Tours, the two-hour Trad Trail tells the tale of Piping Live! and traces the story of Glasgow’s folk and roots scene, from legendary sessions in long-standing bars to today’s international stars. We look at the history of Piping Live! and take a peek behind the scenes of this… Read more »

George Square – Thursday

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 12:00

Piping Live! will once again be in its city centre home of George Square and we will once again be filling the city’s premier outdoor space with the music of the bagpipes! With performances by pipe bands from all over the world, as well as international acts and emerging talent on in our performance tent,… Read more »

Street Cafe – Thursday

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 12:00

The Street Cafe returns to Piping Live! 2017 in its home outside The National Piping Centre. Here you will find free music from 12 noon each day. There will be Pipe Idol, emerging artists, sponsor showcases and much more! The Line up for Thursday is: 12 noon – Pipe Idol Heat 4 2pm – TBC 3.30pm – Emerging… Read more »

Lunchtime Recital – Willie McCallum

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 14:00

The Lunchtime Recital Series at Piping Live! 2017 concludes today with a recital by one of the world’s best – Willie McCallum. Willie, from Campbeltown, Argyll has won the Overall Glenfiddich Championship title a record 8 times, as well as winning every other major title out there. In 2016 he also stepped out with the… Read more »

Piping Live! Trad Trail – Afternoon Tour

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 14:30

Brought to you by Glasgow Music City Tours, the two-hour Trad Trail tells the tale of Piping Live! and traces the story of Glasgow’s folk and roots scene, from legendary sessions in long-standing bars to today’s international stars. We look at the history of Piping Live! and take a peek behind the scenes of this… Read more »

Pipe Idol: The Grand Final

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 17:00

Who will be Pipe Idol 2017? After four heats of fierce competition the four finalists will play one last time in front of a panel of secret judges to see who will be crowned champion. Watch throughout the week at the Street Cafe at The National Piping Centre as the finalists are chosen. For 2017,… Read more »

The Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 19:30

Carrying on the tradition started in the Lord Todd Bar at Strathclyde University, The Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge will pit four top pipers against each other as they take to the stage to perform a medley of their favourite tunes. Last year this event SOLD OUT so we would recommend getting your… Read more »

Festival Club – Thursday

Date & Time: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 22:30

The late-night session is back at Piping Live! 2017. Join us each evening for emerging talent, international artists and some of the festival favourites who will keep you company into the wee hours. This festival staple at The National Piping Centre is the perfect end to a full day of Piping Live! fun. Doors open… Read more »

Friday 11th August 2017

George Square – Friday

Date & Time: Friday 11th August 2017 at 12:00

Piping Live! will once again be in its city centre home of George Square and we will once again be filling the city’s premier outdoor space with the music of the bagpipes! With performances by pipe bands from all over the world, as well as international acts and emerging talent on in our performance tent,… Read more »

Street Cafe – Friday

Date & Time: Friday 11th August 2017 at 12:00

The Street Cafe returns to Piping Live! 2017 in its home outside The National Piping Centre. Here you will find free music from 12 noon each day. There will be Pipe Idol, emerging artists, sponsor showcases and much more! The Line up for Thursday is: 12 noon – Armagh Pipers Club 1pm – Emerging Talent 2pm –… Read more »

Peatbog Faeries & Jose Manuel Tejedor Trio

Date & Time: Friday 11th August 2017 at 19:30

This fantastic concert will see two of the best piping acts around take to the stage with a distinctly Scottish/Spanish flavour. Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are one of Scotlands the best known names in contemporary folk music. 2016 saw their 25th anniversary, and in June the band were presented with… Read more »

Festival Club – Friday

Date & Time: Friday 11th August 2017 at 22:30

The late-night session is back at Piping Live! 2017. Join us each evening for emerging talent, international artists and some of the festival favourites who will keep you company into the wee hours. This festival staple at The National Piping Centre is the perfect end to a full day of Piping Live! fun. Doors open… Read more »

Saturday 12th August 2017

The After Worlds Shindig Ceilidh

Date & Time: Saturday 12th August 2017 at 21:00

Join us here at The National Piping Centre after a long day at Glasgow Green to round of a fantastic week with the spectacular After Worlds Shindig Ceilidh! This late night ceilidh starts at 9pm, with the Shimmy Grand Ceilidh Band, who will have you Canadian Barndancing, Strip-the-willowing and so much more in their own… Read more »

Sunday 13th August 2017

Gordon Duncan Memorial Piping Competition

Date & Time: Sunday 13th August 2017 at 15:00

Gordon Duncan, from Pitlochry in Perthshire, was widely regarded as one of the most skilled and innovative traditional music performers and composers of modern times. The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust was formed to raise funds for the promotion of piping and other forms of traditional music amongst young people in Scotland. The pipers will hail… Read more »

Battlefied Band

Date & Time: Sunday 13th August 2017 at 19:30

Battlefield Band are one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music. Inspired by their rich heritage and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today’s Scottish cultural scene, which they have done much to create and fuel, their seamless fusion of ancient and contemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, confirming… Read more »