Tag: Ali Hutton

See Allan MacDonald and friends at Celtic Connections 2023

See Allan MacDonald and friends at Celtic Connections 2023

We don’t see or hear enough of Allan MacDonald, but you have the chance to catch him with friends in Glasgow on February 1, 2023, in the Strathclyde Suite at Celtic Connections. This show was first staged at Piping Live! 2022, and again Allan will be joined on stage by […]

See Treacherous Orchestra at CC23 on Saturday, January 21

See Treacherous Orchestra at CC23 on Saturday, January 21

The piping and music of Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton needs no introduction as they have been around the Scottish music scene in multiple musical collaborations for well over a decade. Their Highland pipes and whistles are a big part of the Treacherous Orchestra powerhouse – a supergroup of musicians […]

Weekend Piping Club for U17s at TNPC

Weekend Piping Club for U17s at TNPC

The National Piping Centre launched their Weekend Piping Club on Saturday, September 3, and this first block will run over the next 11 weeks. The Club is aimed at young people aged-17 & under, with classes being taught in small groups at The National Piping Centre in McPhater Street. The […]

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 […]

Dougie Pincock reviews Tryst/Kinnaris Quintet

Dougie Pincock reviews Tryst/Kinnaris Quintet

The National Piping Centre. Friday, August 13. As compère, Fergus Muirhead noted, Piping Live! has always showcased the huge diversity of bagpipe music. This concert was a great example of that. Funding was received from the PRS Foundation Open Fund to commission five Scottish composers to make new pieces for […]

Stuart Letford: Bliadhna na Cobhid

Stuart Letford: Bliadhna na Cobhid

2020, Bliadhna na Cobhid (the Year of Covid to those unfamiliar with Gaelic), the year that almost all piping activity took place in front of a laptop or Smart phone. Where every competition or band practice began like a seance: “Hello? Can you hear me … can you hear me? […]

More classic articles / New collections

More classic articles / New collections

More classic articles from our archives have been uploaded to the site today. From 1980-1981 Captain John A. MacLellan MBE published an introductory pibroch pieces that provide a sound explanation of the structure and notation of the music. The series was aimed at the junior piper but the information will […]

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: musicians joined and hip

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton are two of the most talented all-round musicians on the planet. To know that it was the bagpipes that brought them together makes what they do even more remarkable. They started their life-long musical journey as kids in the late Gordon Duncan’s Pitlochry-based Vale of […]