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What’s on at Piping Live! Sunday, August 14

What’s on at Piping Live! Sunday, August 14

Looking forward one week, to next Sunday morning, and at that point we will have experienced the full week of Piping Live! and the two days of World Pipe Band Championships. That is a nice thought, considering the world in which we all lived through since March 2020. The Piping […]

Calum Brown takes top solo piping prize at Aboyne

Calum Brown takes top solo piping prize at Aboyne

The Aboyne Highland Games took place yesterday, August 6, on The Green, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. A chilly showery morning gave way to a warm afternoon attracting a crowd of about 12,000. Calum Brown from Cults, Aberdeen, was overall champion with firsts in March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig and 5th […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Monday, August 8

What’s on at Piping Live! Monday, August 8

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 […]

The Pibroch Network launches with a £200,000 boost

The Pibroch Network launches with a £200,000 boost

A new digital start-up to foster artistic vigour and innovation in pibroch was launched yesterday, Friday, August 5 by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Pibroch Network is a comprehensive online database that aims to make it easy for people to discover, learn, teach and research pibroch. Its vision is of […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Friday, August 12

What’s on at Piping Live! Friday, August 12

The Piping Live! Friday night concert in the Old Fruitmarket has got to be the most exciting programme of pipe-driven trad band performances to take the stage in the 18 years of the festival – or indeed, at any festival ever! The Gaelic piping living legend, Allan MacDonald, and his […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Thursday, August 11

What’s on at Piping Live! Thursday, August 11

Thursday at Piping Live! is always a very busy day and includes two of the festival’s flagship events: the Pipe Idol final and the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge. Tickets for both are always in great demand and sell out in advance. Both of those events are included […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 10

What’s on at Piping Live! Wednesday, August 10

There is still space for a pipe band to perform at 3pm on Buchanan Street on Wednesday, August 10. So if you are in or around Glasgow for the week with your band and would like to get involved, please contact marketing@thepipingcentre.co.uk The Livestream Festival Pass gives access to another six […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Tuesday, August 9

What’s on at Piping Live! Tuesday, August 9

In one week’s time Piping Live! will be well underway, and Tuesday’s programme of events is extensive and offers something to suit the taste of every piper. If you are able to spend the day in Glasgow you can fill your Tuesday with bagpipes from 9.30am and keep going into […]

Piping instructor wanted for St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm

Piping instructor wanted for St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm

St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, invites applications from enthusiastic and committed teachers of Bagpipes to work as the second piping instructor with the School’s highly popular Piping and Drumming Programme.    Applicants will require a minimum qualification of a Diploma in a recognised music course or an equivalent piping qualification.  The successful candidate […]