Before 3am, Music, Pipe band

15 events

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Royal British Legion Scotland Beating Retreat

A dramatic military parade of precision drill and stirring bagpipes to celebrate the year of Homecoming Scotland. Held at sundown on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade the spectacle features performances from the Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Bands as well as brass bands from across Scotland, Standard Bearers and the Riders…

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 550 1583

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair

Traditional Highland games with events for all the family, from a falconry display and terrier racing to clay pigeon shooting and archery, as well as lots of kids' events and plenty of stalls.

Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers

Sun 18 May

£8 (£5; under 14s £3; under 5s free; Family £22) / 07500 879687

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Bucksburn and District Pipe Band

The Aberdeen-based band welcome the current Grade One World Champions, Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, in this pre-season concert.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 3 May

£17–£19 / 01224 641122

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District Pipe Band

Young local talent from Bucksburn and District join the nine times and current Grade One World Champions for a pre-season show.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 3 May

£20.90 / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

Service Cadets Drill Display, Military Band and Beating Retreat

Watch the Cadets in all their glory as they perform a military band fanfare and a drill display, topped off by the pipes and drums performing 'Beating Retreat.' And make sure to get there on time, because they sure will be!

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0141 945 6742

  • 19:00 – 20:00
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Aden Pipe Band Competition

Over 15 pipe bands and 4,000 spectators are expected at this pipe band and highland dancing competition.

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Sun 10 Aug

Standard4 / 01771 624485

  • 12:30 – 17:00

Barluath

The five piece band includes a variety of instruments such as pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.

Pipe Band Hall, Wick

Tue 22 Jul

£7–£10 / 01955 603080

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

Piping competition also featuring Highland dancing, heavy events and children's entertainment.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

European Pipe Band Championships

Over 100 pipe bands and 4000 musicians from around the world take part in this competition for the top spot. Along with the performances there is a slew of other family friendly entertainment, including a craft fair, children's activities, highland dancers and other seller stalls.

Grant Park, Forres

Sat 28 Jun

Free £tbc / 07563 181286

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Langholm Pipe Band Concert

Regulars on the Braemar Gathering scene, Langholm Pipe Band show off the skills that made them so popular.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sun 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01387 381196

  • 19:30
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Pipe Band Parade

Wick RBLS Pipe Band will play a selection of tunes, with an appearance by Highland dancers.

Market Place, Wick

Sat 21 Jun

Free with collection / 01955 603080

  • 19:30

Sat 28 Jun

Free with collection / 01955 603080

  • 19:30

Sat 5 Jul

Free with collection / 01955 603080

  • 19:30
…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Scottish Variety Show

Traditional Scottish music event featuring mini pipe band, Highland dancers, an accordionist and vocalists, with a different guest artist each week. Ticket price includes tea/coffee and biscuits during the interval.

Pipe Band Hall, Wick

Wed 2 Jul

£3–£5 / 01955 603080

  • 20:00

Wed 9 Jul

£3–£5 / 01955 603080

  • 20:00

Wed 16 Jul

£3–£5 / 01955 603080

  • 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Aug

Vintage Tractor Working Day

Get up close to this vintage collection of tractors, with Clydesdale Horse ploughing, sheepdog demonstrations and traditional Scottish music by the Buchan Heritage Players.

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Sun 28 Sep

Donations welcome

  • 11:00 – 16:15

Whisky Pairing and Piping

Explore the connections between Scottish food, drink and music for Whisky Month.

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

£35 / 0141 353 0220

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 19:00

Thu 8 May

£35 / 0141 353 0220

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 19:00

Thu 15 May

£35 / 0141 353 0220

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 19:00

Thu 22 May

£35 / 0141 353 0220

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 19:00