Busy, busy, busy – or packed out – seemed to be the recurring theme at every Piping Live! venue yesterday. Whether in the bustling Street Cafe, the NPC auditorium, or the sold-out Strathclyde suite, the audiences were out supporting and enjoying the live music.

•Pibroch Network conversations
•Malcolm McRae at his book presentation of The Campbell Letters
•Angus MacColl in the lunchtime recital playing the pipes of John MacColl
•The Armagh Pipers Club in the Street Cafe
The Street Cafe audience
•Pipe Idol heat 2 contestant, Katie Robertson – Scotland
•Pipe Idol heat 2 contestant, Eala Niamh McElhinney – Scotland
•Pipe Idol heat 2 winner, Cameron Bonar – Canada
•John Todd was the CLASP Grade 3 league winner for 22/23 season
•John Nevans of Lathallan Pipe Band was the winner of the Grade 2 CLASP World Amateur Solo Piping competition
•Hazel Whyte in the Street Cafe performing a recital from her third year of studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BMus Piping degree programme.
•Aukland and District Pipe Band practice was taken inside the Street Cafe due to the extremely heavy rain in Glasgow
•Ailis Sutherland and Brìghde Chaimbeul playing in the Canntaireachd collaboration in The National Piping Centre auditorium
•The four members of the Canntaireachd collaboration were Ailis Sutherland, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kim Carnie and Kathleen MacInnes
•People’s Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia were the winners of the International Quartet Competition 2023