Piping Live! Big Band 2019

Join us in 2019 as we make the Piping Live! Big Band even bigger and better! 

This year we are partnering with an amazing appeal, the Heart of Scotland Appeal from Heart Research UK. This is a fundraising appeal to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease – a fantastic cause!

The Piping Live! Big Band parade will take place on Monday 12th August and we need as many pipers, drummers and more to register so we can make it another fantastic year. Whether you are in a pipe band or not, come and join the Piping Live! big band, for your chance to take part in the festival. Top pipers and drummers from across the globe will be joining the band, and you could be part of it too!

Roddy MacLeod, Director of Piping Live! and Big Band Pipe Major said: “We are delighted that through Piping Live! we are able to help raise funds for such an important charity which helps people across Scotland. I can’t wait for another great event!”

  • Just enter online below and join the band today!
  • You will be issued with details about the tunes we will play – but rest assured, it will be playable for all levels of piper!
  • For your £10 joining fee you will receive an exclusive Piping Live! Big Band t-shirt and a donation from every entry will go towards the Heart of Scotland Appeal.

Register before Friday 26th July to guarantee your tshirt size!

The Event 

The parade will must from 11am at West George St / Pitt Street. It will then leave from here at 11.30am, down West George Street, parading to George Square. It will march onto the parade ground there and give a short performance and salute the chieftain. This is the route map:









Stewards will accompany the band as it makes its way along the parade route, to keep players safe and ensure the parade runs smoothly. This year we need 20 volunteers to help guide the parade.
Could you help? If you can be a volunteer steward, please email marketing@thepipingcentre.co.uk for more information.

So come along and join in, and have the chance to play alongside some of the top names in piping!


Register Now!

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By registering for the Piping Live! Big Band, Glasgow International Piping Festival – Piping Live! will hold a limited amount of personal data about you. We will only use these details contact you about the Piping Live! Big Band event. We will not pass your details on to any third parties.