Piping Live! Thursday highlights 2023

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Stuart Liddell was the winner of the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital for 2023. Stuart played first and his piping and entertaining showmanship received a rapturous response from the large audience.

Earlier in the evening, 15-year-old Cameron Bonar from Canada won the final of Pipe Idol receiving a set of Fred Morrison Reel pipes as his prize.

•Stuart Liddell with event sponsor Stuart McCallum of McCallum Bagpipes
•Callum Beaumont, Sarah Muir, Matt MacIsaac, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell, sponsor Stuart McCallum and MC John Wilson
•Cameron Bonar, winner of Pipe Idol 2023
•Cameron Bonar performing in the final of Pipe Idol 2023
•Jake Robertson performing in the final of Pipe Idol 2023
•Gregor Grierson performing in the final of Pipe Idol 2023
•Camron MacPhail performing in the final of Pipe Idol 2023
•Daniel Whelan from Australia performing in heat 4 of Pipe Idol 2023
•Flynn Porter performing in heat 4 of Pipe Idol 2023
•Ryan McCreadie performing in heat 4 of Pipe Idol 2023
•Bagad Brieg rocking out the Piping Live! Street Cafe
•Katie Robertson and Ross Ainslie performed as part of the Big Rab Show podcast in the Street Cafe
•Big Rab
•Ross Ainslie in recital playing Gordon Duncan’s pipes
•Gordon’s School Pipe Band in St Enoch’s Square
•A large crowd gathered to hear the City of Edinburgh Pipe Band practice in the early evening sunshine