Tag: Piping Live!

Piping Live! returns for 2020 with a digital festival

Piping Live! returns for 2020 with a digital festival

After a summer of cancelled events, Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival has announced it will be live-streaming a mini-programme of this year’s event between August 8-14. In April, festival organisers had to cancel this year’s event due to the Coronavirus pandemic but after months of careful planning, the festival […]

CLASP end-of-season results

CLASP end-of-season results

By Margaret Dunn Yesterday, CLASP (Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers) held its annual end-of-season competition. The competition marked the end of our 2019/2020 CLASP season and, as with our previous competition on March 23, this one was held digitally due to Covid-19 situation. It was a great success and […]

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

Place is important in music, and understanding the place that one is from, bides in, or looks to for inspiration, is a central part of traditional music in particular. It is with this in mind that I am going to ask for your help. But first, bear with me while […]

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

Stuart Letford: The new piping normal

“We will not succeed in navigating the complex environment of the future by peering relentlessly into a rear view mirror. To do so, we would be out of our minds.” – Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds (Capstone, 2001). Like most of you, I have now spent eight weeks self-isolating. […]

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! 2020 promises to be Piping Hot!

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival returns from August 8-16. This year’s festival, based as ever at The National Piping Centre and venues across Glasgow city centre, will be the 17th.  Already confirmed for 2020 is the return of the Silver Chanter invitational solo piping competition. The will be the […]

Gael Rutkowski

Gael Rutkowski

G ael Rutkowski of Duo Lagrange Rutkowski at Piping Live! 2013. Gael and his musical partner, Seb Lagrange, have been invited to the festival on a few occasions and their high-octane blend of traditional French dance music is a big favourite with Piping Live! audiences. The duo are pictured below […]