Piping Live! 2021 in pictures


With the 18th Piping Live! festival ending last weekend we take a brief breather here at McPhater Street and bring you some highlights in pictures of this incredible piping event.

‘More Power to Your Elbow’ (Sunday, August 8). Left to-right: Stuart Letford, Dougie Pincock and Thalia Blacking. Photo: John Slavin.
Annie Grace in full flow at the LBPS’ ‘More Power to Your Elbow’ concert. Photo: John Slavin.
Hold on to your Blue Bonnets! The ensemble in full flight during a rousing finale.
First McPhater Street, now for Hawaii! Finlay MacDonald and Gary West after the LBPS show.
Mànran played a great set on Monday, August 9. Photo: John Slavin.
Dr. Jack Taylor with a masterful rendition of The Unjust Incarceration at Monday’s Piobaireachd of the Day. Photo: John Slavin.
A quartet from Inveraray & District Pipe Band during Tuesday’s Pipe Band Lite show. Photo: John Slavin.
The capacity audience enjoys the Shotts quartet. Photo: John Slavin.
Chris Armstrong entertains the capacity audience. Photo: John Slavin.
Great music from Dr. Angus MacDonald. Photo: John Slavin.
Angus MacColl at the Masters Solo Piping Competition on Thursday, August 11. Photo: John Slavin.
The competitors at this year’s Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Challenge with Stuart McCallum of McCallum Bagpipes Photo: John Slavin.
A smashing recital from James MacKenzie. Photo: John Slavin.
Fred Morrison in the zone on Friday 13th during his lunchtime recital. Photo: John Slavin.

Tryst in fine form. Photo: John Slavin.
A superb set on Sunday, August 15 from Hecla featuring Ailis Sutherland. Photo: John Slavin.
Gary West compered the Gordon Duncan Memorial Competition which Lincoln Hilton won. Gary also announced the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust had now awarded more than £103,000 to deserving causes in piping since its founding in 2006.
Project Smok bringing the festival to a close. Photo: John Slavin.

See you next year!