Pipe Idol – Entries open for 2022

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Brodie Watson Massey, Pipe Idol 2019, with Fred Morrison

Piping Live!’s prestigious international Under 21 competition is back, in person, for this year, and applications are now open. With four heats through the week of the festival from Monday 8th – Thursday 11th August, and a final later on Thursday, this is a great opportunity for young solo players from around the world, who will be in Glasgow this summer and aged U21 on 11th Aug, to take part.

•2019 Pipe Idol Champion, Brodie Watson-Massey, with sponsor Fred Morrison

Those selected to take part will be asked to play a hornpipe and jig, a March, Strathspey and Reel and a medley of tunes between 5 – 7 mins long on stage at The Street Café at McPhater Street. The event is judged by secret judges who are hidden in the Street Cafe crowd. The Piping Live! team are also delighted to announce that the event will once again be sponsored by Fred Morrison Pipes.

To apply, please record a video of yourself playing a Hornpipe and Jig and an MSR and send it to marketing@thepipingcentre.co.uk along with your name, age, date of birth and which country you are from.

The easiest way to submit a video is to add it as an unlisted youtube video email the link as part of your submission, or they can be sent with dropbox or wetransfer. This video, which was created for the NPC junior contest, shows you how to add an unlisted video to youtube over at The NPC vimeo channel here

Applications close on Friday 27th May at 5pm UK time. All applicants will be notified the following week.