Tag: Piping Live!

Roll up! Sign up for the Piping Live! Big Band

Roll up! Sign up for the Piping Live! Big Band

The Piping Live! Big Band will return for its fifth showcase at this year’s festival as pipers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the mass participation event.  On Monday, August 8, 150 pipers will gather, ranging from little learners playing their chanters to seasoned professionals playing the pipes […]

Play on Buchanan Street at Piping Live! 2022

Play on Buchanan Street at Piping Live! 2022

Pipe Bands on Buchanan Street are back for 2022, and Piping Live! is now taking applications. Until 2019, Piping Live! had a packed schedule of pipe bands from across the world performing on Buchanan Street as part of the festival programme, and for 2022 they are bringing it back. Bands […]

Russell overall at Grampian / Musicians get green light for EU tours / Stuart Liddell recital / Piping Live! hailed a success /

Russell overall at Grampian / Musicians get green light for EU tours / Stuart Liddell recital / Piping Live! hailed a success /

The results from last weekend’s Grampian Highland Gathering piping competitions were: March – 1. Allan Russell [pictured]; 2. Calum Brown; 3. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 4. Gordon McCready; 5. John MacDonald. Strathspey & Reel – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Allan Russell; 3. Calum Brown; 4. Gordon McCready; 5. […]

Gill Cairns and Bob Low: The view from the other side of the lens

Gill Cairns and Bob Low: The view from the other side of the lens

The whole experience on online piping competitions is something many of us are quickly getting used to. For those who haven’t experienced this, CLASP member Gill Cairns and CLASP alumnus Bob Low recount their recent experiences ‘stewarding’ at two of them. We will follow this with the experiences of competitors. […]

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 […]