The recitalists who will play at PipingLive!’s popular recitals this year have been announced. As last year, both of The National Piping Centre’s campuses – at MacPhater Strreet and Otago Street (the former College of Piping) – are being utilised.

The Lunchtime Recitals take place at 1.00pm at MacPhater Street and have a family flavour:

Tuesday 13 Dr Angus and Allan MacDonald
The brothers are extremely well known in the piping world and have an extensive wealth of piping experience. They will perform in their own inimitable style in what should be a great recital.

Wednesday 14Jack and Andrew Lee
One of Canada’s finest father and son duos, Jack and Andrew Lee perform in recital. Jack has become something of a legend in piping and his son, Andrew, is fast becoming a champion piper i his own right. He has won many solo prizes including the US Silver Medal, US Gold Medal twice and BC Pipers Cairn for Open Piobaireachd. Both Jack and Andrew are, of course, also members of Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.

Thursday 15Angus D. and Angus J MacColl
The best in piping from Argyll, with father and son duo Angus D. and Angus J. MacColl from Benderloch showcasing their own style of fast fingered west coast playing.

In case anyone misses these, the Piobaireachd of the Day rectitals are scheduled to take place at The National Piping Centre Otago Street after lunchtime. These will see a prize-winning piper present a pìobaireachd of their choice, as well as giving a short talk about the tune, its history and how they play it. The line up is:

Monday 12 (2.30pm) – Jim McGillivray and Matt MacIsaac
Monday’s Piobaireachd of the Day is an eagerly anticipated bill which brings Canadians, Jim McGillivray and Matt MacIsaac together for a very special performance. Jim is a legend of Canadian piping. He last competed a few years ago with the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band. Matt was last in Glasgow in January when he played at Celtic Connections’ ‘The Conundrum’ concert.

Tuesday 13 (3.30pm) – John Wilson
Tuesday’s tune is presented by John Wilson, a familiar face to solo pipers and pipe band aficionados alike. John was a pupil of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod for 20 years and his recital will feature the music of the late piping maestro from Lewis – including a newly discovered pìobaireachd of Donald’s.

Wednesday 14 (2.30pm) – Allan MacDonald
Wednesday’s Piobaireachd of the Day is from Allan MacDonald who will explore his theories on this ancient music and perform pieces. Allan has been considered as the most important musician in Gaelic culture today. He is always an exciting performer. It is a few years since Allan last played at Otago Street and this recital is sure to be a popular one.

Thursday 15 (3.30pm) – Patrick Molard
Thursday’s Piobaireachd of the Day is from one of Brittany’s finest exponents of Highland Piping, Patrick Molard. This event will follow a showing of his new film about piobaireachd, MacCrimmon’s Gold, and his journey within the art form.

Tickets for each Piobaireachd of the Day performance are priced at £5 (£4 concessions) plus booking fee and are available to purchase now from TicketWeb.

Tickets are priced at £5/.00/£4.00 (plus booking fee) for each day and are available to purchase now from TicketWeb.