In two day’s time Piping Live! begins. If you are there for the full week, take a deep breath and strap yourself in for the ride. Monday’s schedule has everything including the kitchen sink: world class solo piping; seven hours of free music in the Piping Live! Street Cafe; an RSPBA drumming championship; NPC museum tours; come and try piping sessions; a participatory BIG pipe band march to George Square; a gig in Kelvingrove Art Gallery; pipe bands in Buchanan Street; and the choice of three evening events from the Masters Solo Competition, The National Youth Pipe Band in concert, or avant-garde piping from Blarvuster and Malin Makes Music.

If you are not able to be in Glasgow the next best thing can only be a Piping Live! LiveStream pass giving you access to the full week of 50 hours of livestreamed events.

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.


8.30am+LIVESTREAM

The Masters Solo Piping Competition: Piobaireachd

This is the Piobaireachd section of the Masters, which will see top players from around the world performing Ceol Mor. The March, Strathspey and Reel section will commence upon completion of this event at around 5.00pm.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/the-masters-solo-piping-competition-piobaireachd
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


9.00am

British Adult Solo Drumming Championship 2022

Join the The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Glasgow and The West Branch) for the inaugural British Adult Solo Drumming Championship presenting the best solo drummers in the world as they compete over the day at The NPC Otago Street.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/british-adult-solo-drumming-championship-2022
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


12.00noon

Come and Try Piping: Monday

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: Scotland

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


12.00noon

Piping Live! 2022 Big Band

Our Big Band will kick-off the week on Monday 8th August, meeting at Pitt Street for 11:30am, ready to parade through the city to George Square at 12noon.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/piping-live-2022-big-band
venue: Pitt St, Glasgow


12.00noon

Street Cafe Sessions – The Lian Music Band 

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-monday
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/lian-music-band
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


1.00pm

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – Govan Schools Pipe Band

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


1.00pm

Emerging Talent – Ross Miller Trio

This event is kindly sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/street-cafe-monday
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/ross-miller-trio
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


2.00pm

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – EPIC East Ayrshire Pipe Band Academy, Scotland

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/buchanan-street-pipe-bands-monday
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/epic-east-ayrshire-pipe-band
venue: Buchanan St, Glasgow


2.00pm

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Ceilidh Band 

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


3.00pm

Buchanan Street Pipe Bands – Isle of Arran School Pipe Band, Scotland

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/buchanan-street-pipe-bands-monday
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/isle-of-arran-music-school-pipe-band
venue: Buchanan St, Glasgow


3.30pm

Pipe Idol Heat 1

Today’s competitors are: Bobby Allen, Cameron May, Innes Munro , Archie Maclean

This event is kindly sponsored by Fred Morrison Pipes

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/pipe-idol-heat-1-1
venue: The NPC STREET CAFE – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


5.00pm

Street Cafe Sessions – Tiernan Courell EP Launch  

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


5.00pm+LIVESTREAM

The Masters Solo Piping Competition: March, Strathspey and Reel

Join the world’s top solo pipers live from The National Piping Centre as they compete in the MSR event in the Masters Solo Piping Competition. This event, the March, Strathspey and Reel section, will commence upon completion of the Piobaireachd event. 

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/the-masters-solo-piping-competition-march-strathspey-and-reel
venue: The NPC AUDITORIUM – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE


6.00pm

Street Cafe Sessions – Kyle Warren – Relentless  

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


7.30pm

Ceol Nua

Come and join us as Blarvuster and Malin Makes Music takes to the stage for an evening of new music.

Piping Live! hosts an avant-garde piping night for the first time. This groundbreaking concert will showcase the Ceol Nua – or new music – style that has been developed by Dr Matt Welch.

Also on the bill is Malin makes Music, the stage name of composer, musical director, bagpipe and fiddle player Malin Lewis. Young traditional musician of the year finalist 2022, their music is inspired by everything they are exposed to in life.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/ceol-nua
https://pipinglive.co.uk/artists/blarvuster
venue: The Blue Arrow Jazz Club, 323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow


7.30pm

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland – Emerging Composers: 20 Years Young

As part of Piping Live! 2022, 10 new pieces that have been created for the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBS) will be premiered.

These new pieces will be presented by a bespoke project band featuring the 10 young composers themselves, as well as NYPBS Pipers and Drummers alongside leading traditional musicians.

Tickets can be purchased directly from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office – click here to purchase yours now!

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/emerging-composers-20-years-young
venue: Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall*

*There has been a change of venue from City Halls to the Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.*