Tag: Piping Live!

Faces from the Masters Solo Piping Competition 2023

Faces from the Masters Solo Piping Competition 2023

Four weeks ago, on Monday, August 14 at Piping Live! 2023, the Masters Solo Piping Competition was in full swing in The National Piping Centre Auditorium. The piobaireachd event was held throughout the day with 20 competitors and was won by Bruce Gandy, which gave him the overall Masters title for 2023 […]

Women in piping and drumming survey

Women in piping and drumming survey

The National Piping Centre is inviting more women to contribute to their survey on the experiences of women in the piping and drumming community in Scotland, after a fantastic initial response that saw hundreds of women come forward to share their views. The extension of the survey comes as The […]

Piping Live! Sunday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Sunday highlights 2023

Piping Live! on a Sunday has a chilled vibe which is most welcome at the end of a busy week and following an exciting day at the World Pipe Band Championships on the Saturday. The events get underway on Sunday afternoon and a packed NPC auditorium watched Anna Smart, Alastair […]

Piping Live! Friday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Friday highlights 2023

The majority of the piping world had their eyes on the Grade 1 competition at Glasgow Green on Friday, August 18, and would have missed the public debut of the music of Magnus and Flora Stone from the US. The audience in the Street Cafe were treated to new music […]

Piping Live! Thursday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Thursday highlights 2023

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 […]

Piping Live! Wednesday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Wednesday highlights 2023

A special limited edition tune book was launched yesterday at Piping Live! The National Piping Centre have marked their 25th anniversary by publishing a beautiful, hard bound book containing compositions from pipers who have had connections to the Centre over the last 25 years. There are only 250 copies of […]

Piping Live! Tuesday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Tuesday highlights 2023

Busy, busy, busy – or packed out – seemed to be the recurring theme at every Piping Live! venue yesterday. Whether in the bustling Street Cafe, the NPC auditorium, or the sold-out Strathclyde suite, the audiences were out supporting and enjoying the live music.

Piping Live! Monday highlights 2023

Piping Live! Monday highlights 2023

Bruce Gandy was the winner of the Masters Solo Piping Competition on Monday, August 14 at Piping Live! 2023, winning on a piobaireachd preference. The win gives Bruce Gandy a place in this year’s Glenfiddich Piping Championship, and Alasdair Henderson wins the invite with flights and accommodation to the Sunbelt Invitational in […]

What’s on at Piping Live! Sunday, August 20

What’s on at Piping Live! Sunday, August 20

Sunday, August 20 is the day after the World Pipe Band Championships – but the piping doesn’t stop. The Gordon Duncan Memorial Piping Competition takes place on Sunday afternoon, then we have a trad music session with Tarran in Waxy O’Connors in the early evening, which fills the time nicely […]