Sunday, August 20 is the day after the World Pipe Band Championships – but the piping doesn’t stop. The Gordon Duncan Memorial Piping Competition takes place on Sunday afternoon, then we have a trad music session with Tarran in Waxy O’Connors in the early evening, which fills the time nicely till the Closing Concert begins at 7.30pm. Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton and Jarlath Henderson & Innes Watson will end the Piping Live! 2023 festival on a musical high.
The Closing Concert has already sold out, so check out the Piping Live! 2023 Online Festival Pass here to allow you to watch the concert online. There are two +LIVESTREAM events included in the pass for Sunday.
Gordon Duncan Memorial Piping Competition 2023
Four pipers compete to win this prestigious prize, celebrating the music of Gordon Duncan.
This unique event continues to celebrate the late-great Gordon’s links to Scotland, Ireland and Brittany as each competitor will play sets of Scottish, Irish and Breton music. Confirmed pipers so far are Anna Smart (Scotland), Enora Morice (Brittany) and Austin Diepenhorst (USA). They will be judged by a panel of experts, with the overall winner named the best player of all three musical styles.
venue: The NPC – McPhater St, CITY CENTRE VENUE
Waxy O’Connor’s – Live from Church Bar
Round of a great week of music with some fantastic tunes at Waxy O’Connors, in the heart of the City.
Join 2023 Celtic Connections Battle of the Bands winners Tarran as they perform a storming set to round of a brilliant week, live from the Church Bar at Waxy O’Connor’s.
Closing Concert 2023
Join us at The National Piping Centre to close out the festival in style with two festival favourite – Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton Band and Jarlath Henderson & Innes Watson
Jarlath Henderson & Innes Watson will open the show, then Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton will be joined by Jen Butterworth, Patsy Reid and Owen Sinclair to round off this year’s festivities with a bang, as we celebrate 20th edition of Piping Live!.
In Person tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT. You can still watch it via our Vimeo channel.
Thank you to the Celtic Arts Foundation, who have sponsored this event.