The 49th Glenfiddich Piping Championship will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, and is organised by The National Piping Centre and funded through the William Grant Foundation.

•Jack Lee competing at the 2017 Glenfiddich.

The 2022 competitors have been chosen from the list of qualifying events, and are as follows:

  • Jack Lee, Canada – 2021 Glenfiddich Piping Championship Overall Winner
  • Callum Beaumont – overall winner at the SPSL Annual Competition, winner of the Piping Live! Masters Competition.
  • Glenn Brown – 2021 Bratach Gorm winner at SPSL Annual Competition
  • Jamie Forrester – Argyllshire Gathering Highland Society of London Gold Medallist
  • Alex Gandy, Canada – Northern Meeting Silver Star MSR winner
  • Nick Hudson, USA – Northern Meeting Highland Society of London Gold Medallist
  • Willie McCallum – second in the Silver Star Former Winners MSR at the Northern Meeting
  • Angus D. MacColl – winner of the Clasp at the Northern Meeting, winner of the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering
  • Fred Morrison – second prize in the Northern Meeting Clasp
  • Connor Sinclair – Argyllshire Gathering Former Winners MSR winner

The judges for Piobaireachd will be Murray Henderson, Dr. Angus MacDonald and Ronnie McShannon, and for the March, Strathspey and Reel are Ian Duncan, Cpt (Retd) Stuart Samson and John Wilson.

How to buy tickets to go to Blair Castle in person

Tickets to attend the competition are £15 adult / £12.00 concession. There are also tickets available for the Pipers Ceilidh at the Atholl Palace. These are bought as a package with your day ticket, with a package price of £75 adult/ £72 concession in total. All tickets are sold through ticketweb – GET TICKETS HERE – booking fees apply.

Buy Tickets to watch the Livestream

Tickets for the livestream are £15 to watch on the day and for seven days after the event. Full details for registering and buying an online ticket can be found here.

Planning a Glenfiddich Watch Party? Make a donation…

The National Piping Centre has made an appeal for any groups getting together to watch the event on a one ticket purchase, to spare a few extra pounds, euros or dollars. This would help ensure the future of The National Piping Centre and as it gets back to ‘normality’ after the disruptions 2020 and 2021.