What’s on at Piping Live! Thursday, August 11

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Thursday at Piping Live! is always a very busy day and includes two of the festival’s flagship events: the Pipe Idol final and the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Tickets for both are always in great demand and sell out in advance.

Both of those events are included in the Livestream festival pass alongside four other events on Thursday: two Learn @ Live workshops, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders book 2 launch, a Lunchtime Recital with Roddy MacLeod MBE, and the The Jimmie McGregor Memorial Seminar presented by the Competing Pipers’ Association. The Livestream Festival Pass is £75, which you can register for and buy now from the homepage, or through any event link. Go to the home page here and click on Buy Livestream Festival Pass to get yours today.

•The 2017 Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge competitors from left are Stuart Liddell, Ian K MacDonald, Angus MacColl, Finlay Johnston (with Burgess the Deer) and sponsor, Stuart McCallum, of McCallum Bagpipes. ©JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

There is still space for a pipe band to perform at 3pm on Buchanan Street on Thursday, August 11. So if you are in or around Glasgow for the week with your band and would like to get involved, please contact marketing@thepipingcentre.co.uk


9.00am

The CLASP’s World Amateur Solo Piping Competition, Grade 1

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/the-clasps-world-amateur-solo-piping-competition-2022-grade-1
venue: St Aloysius Chapel, Rose St, GARNETHILL


9.30am+LIVESTREAM

Learn @ Live! : The Music of John Wilson, Edinburgh and Ontario

Bob Worrall is a multi award winning premier piper, who was one of the students of the late John Wilson of Edinburgh and Ontario. Bob will talk about the man, his piping, teaching and composing, all of which he was a master of. There will also be demonstrations of the late man’s compositions.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/learn-at-live-the-music-of-john-wilson-edinburgh-and-ontario
venue: The NPC – Otago St, WEST END VENUE


11.00am and 3.00pm

Museum Tours: Monday – Friday

Discover the treasures, music and history of the Great Highland Bagpipe with world renowned historian Hugh Cheape. Tickets £2 on the door and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour to ensure you secure a place!

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/museum-tours-monday-friday
venue: The NPC – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


11.00pm+LIVESTREAM

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: Book Two Launch

Due to the successes of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipe Music Collection volume 1, as a group it was felt that the “book club” had enough quality tunes left to make a second edition, and it is certainly fitting to launch this at Piping Live! 2022.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/argyll-and-sutherland-highlanders-book-two-launch
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


11.00am+LIVESTREAM

Learn @ Live! : The Interpretation and Performance of 2/4 Marches

Angus MacColl is a famous all-round champion piper. Anyone who has heard Angus will recognise his bright and musical march-playing style. In this session Angus will talk about and also illustrate how he goes about 2/4 march approach and performance.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/learn-at-live-the-interpretation-and-performance-of-24-marches
venue: The NPC – Otago St, WEST END VENUE


12.00noon

Come and Try Piping: Thursday

This event is at 12pm each day Monday to Thursday. Tickets £2 on the door and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour to ensure you get a spot! 

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/come-and-try-piping-monday-thursday
venue: The NPC THE COLLINSON ROOM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


12.00noon

Gig in the Gallery: Estonia

Today’s presentation is from Estonia with EstPipes who will showcase the Toruphill – the Estonian bagpipe and their musical traditions. 

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/gig-in-the-gallery-estonia
venue: Kelvingrove Museum, Argyle St


12.00noon

Pipe Idol Heat 4

Today’s competitors are: Camron MacPhail, Jamie Brownlie, Hector Finlayson

This event is kindly sponsored by Fred Morrison Pipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


12.00noon

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – Beinn Gorm Highlanders

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/buchanan-street-pipe-bands-thursday
venue: Buchanan Street, Glasgow


1.00pm+LIVESTREAM

Lunchtime Recital Series: Roddy MacLeod MBE

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/lunchtime-recital-series-roddy-macleod-mbe
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/roddy-macleod-mbe
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


1.00pm

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – Gordon School Pipe Band

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/buchanan-street-pipe-bands-thursday
venue: Buchanan Street, Glasgow


1.30pm

Street Cafe Sessions – EstPipes

The street cafe today is sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


2.00pm

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – Sons of Holyland and District Pipe Band, Nazareth

https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/sons-of-holyland-and-district-pipe-band
https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/buchanan-street-pipe-bands-thursday
venue: Buchanan Street, Glasgow


2.30pm

McCallum Bagpipes Showcase

The street cafe today is sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


2.30pm+LIVESTREAM

The Jimmie McGregor Memorial Seminar

The Competing Pipers’ Association are delighted to present The Jimmie McGregor Memorial Seminar as part of Piping Live! 2022.

This year, this event will be introduced by CPA President Derek Midgely, who will pass to compere Gary West to discuss Jimmie and his legacy as well as their lives in piping with the guest panel of Murray Henderson and Colin MacLellan.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/the-jimmie-mcgregor-memorial-seminar
venue: The NPC – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


3.30pm

Street Cafe Sessions – Leonard Barry

The street cafe today is sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


4.30pm

CLASP results

The street cafe today is sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


5.00pm

Emerging Talent – Fionnllagh

This event is kindly sponsored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-thursday
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


5.30pm+LIVESTREAM

Pipe Idol Grand Final

After four heats of fierce competition the four finalists will play one last time in front of a panel of secret judges in The National Piping Centre auditorium to see who will be crowned champion.

Thanks to Fred Morrison Pipes for their generous sponsorship of this event.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/pipe-idol-grand-final
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


7.00pm

Live from the Church Bar at Waxy O’Connor’s

The Armagh Pipers Club bring traditional Irish music to the Church Bar in Waxy O’Connor’s. What could be more fitting than live Irish music in this legendary Glasgow Venue.

Thanks to Waxy O’Connor’s for kindly sponsoring this event.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/live-from-the-church-bar-at-waxy-oconnors-1
venue: Waxy O’Connor’s, West George Street, Glasgow


7.30pm+LIVESTREAM

Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge

This will be exciting dynamic piping at its very best. The draw for this year’s event is; Angus MacColl, Finlay Johnston, Sarah Muir, Callum Beaumont and Matt MacIsaac

This event is kindly sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/pipe-major-alasdair-gillies-memorial-recital-challenge
venue: Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


10.30pm

Festival Club – Thursday

Hosted by Calum MacCrimmon with music from Fionnllagh, Falasgair and Armagh Pipers.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/festival-club-thursday
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE