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L-R: Roddy MacLeod, Finlay Johnston, John Wilson, Susan Miller, John Smith and Fiona MacLeod at the launch yesterday at The National Piping Centre Otago Street.

New Donald MacLeod book launched

A new book featuring all of musical legend Pipe Major Donald MacLeod’s pibroch compositions was launched yesterday during Piping Live! The launch took place at Tuesday’s ‘Piobaireachd of the Day’ recital at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, the former College of Piping. This is the first time all of […]

The winning Field Marshal Mongomery quartet. L-R: Graham Drummond, Scott Wallace, Bradley Parker and Glenn Ross.

FMM wins 2019 quartets

Field Marshal Montgomery’s quartet won the International Quartet contest last night. The contest was held over two rounds (an MSR then a Medley) at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The bands were judged by eight ‘secret’ judges sitting throughout the 400+ audience The other competing bands were, in alphabetical order: […]

CLASP: Grade 2 results

CLASP: Grade 2 results

The Grade 2 Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) took place earlier today during the Piping Live! festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The results were: Piobaireachd – 1. Dugald MacLeod; 2. Sultan Al Rawahi; 3. Anne Gallo. 2/4 March – 1. Dugald MacLeod; 2. Anne Gallow; 3. Douglas Hamilton Strathspey […]

Liddell wins the 2019 Masters

Liddell wins the 2019 Masters

Stuart Liddell from Inveraray, Scotland won the Masters Solo Piping Competition yesterday. The competition is the second major event of the festival, the first being the Silver Chanter which was held on Saturday night and which was won by Jack Lee, Canada. Liddell, was the overall winner with a first […]

Great bellows piping from Enora Morrice of Breton/Swedish duo, Naora.

Piping Live! Day 1 photo feature

Piping Live! 2019 kicked off yesterday with great weather although rain fell by the afternoon. Each day we’ll publish several of our favourite photos from the festival. Here is a select series of exclusive photographs from the first day. The photos were taken by John Slavin (Piping Today) and Stuart […]

CLASP: Grade 3 results

CLASP: Grade 3 results

Arnold Edwards was the overall winner of the Grade 3 Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) that was held today at The Convent Chapel, which is part of St Aloysius College in Glasgow. RESULTS: Full Piobaireachd – 1. Arnold Edwards; 2. Ali Abdul Salam; 3. Stephen Ross Pack. Piobaireachd […]

Lord Provost Eva Bolander joins the Piping Live! Big Band for a tune on George Square today.

Glasgow’s Lord Provost welcomes piping world

The 16th year of Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival kicked off today with a welcome from Eva Bolander, Glasgow’s Lord Provost (the civic head of the local council) and Chieftain of the festival. The Swedish-born politician welcomed the piping and pipe band world to the city – and joined […]

Anna Kummerlöw. Photo: S. Krieg.

Nethybridge results

The results from the solo piping competitions at yesterday’s highland games at Nethybridge in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park are: Ceòl Mòr – 1. Anna Kummerlöw (Too Long in this Condition); 2. James Feeney (The Battle of Waternish); 3. Gordon Barclay (Maol Donn); 4. Zephan Knickel, (MacKay’s Banner); 5. Angus MacPhee […]

Jack Lee, winner of the 2019 Silver Chanter.

Jack Lee wins 2019 Silver Chanter

Jack Lee of British Columbia, Canada was the winner of the 2019 Silver Chanter, the annual invitational piobaireachd competition established in 1967 by Seumas MacNeill, John MacFadyen and Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod to honour tunes composed by or associated with the MacCrimmon dynasty of pipers. The contest, the 53rd, […]