A week-long piping extravaganza that takes over the whole of Glasgow. Get set for a packed programme of demos, workshops, art, family fun days and of course plenty of concerts. Expect free daily shows in George Square, late-night sessions in the Festival Club and performers such as Fraser Fifield, Old Blind Dogs, the LA Scots Pipe Band and Daimh from across the globe, with everything culminating in the RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green (16 Aug) and The Masters Solo Invitational Piping Championships at the National Piping Centre (17 Aug).
A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.
The best pipe bands from all over the world, featuring 8000 pipers and drummers, compete for the most prestigious prizes and the coveted World Champion crown. As well as the music, a dedicated children's zone, gourmet food and Highland games add to the day out.
Enjoy live musical sessions from some of the finest young pipers and folk musicians that Scotland has to offer. Be entertained and enjoy some of the finest Scottish hospitality, at the Pipers' Tryst in the specially extended festival street café. 'Part of Piping Live!'.
Continue the party after the concerts with music from festival acts. The line-up features; Borja Baragaño and The Scott Wood Trio (Mon 10); Bellón Maceiras Duo (Tue 11); Armagh Pipers Club, Balázs Istvánfi Duo and Julien Cartonnet (Wed 12); Levack Stewart Irving (Thu 14); and Lorne MacDougall, Patrick Molard and Yves…
Keep on partying to the best in Scottish and world music after the big event with ceilidhs (with the Black Rose Ceilidh Band), dancing and performances from The Treacherous Orchestra, Breabach, Fred Morrison and friends. 'Part of Piping Live!'
This prestigious pipe band (they've taken the top prize at the World Piping Championships 15 times) present a programme of new, traditional and favourite compositions, 'Caledonia'. 'Part of Piping Live!'
Five friends and composers (Paul Hughes, John Roarty, Angus Roberts, Benjamin McLaughlin and Ian Westgate) from all over the world who have got together to put a collection of their music together in one book. 'Part of Piping Live!'
Everyday a recital will be held at the 'Basking in the Warmth of the Reel' exhibition with Roddy MacLeod MBE (11 Aug); Allan MacDonald (12 Aug); Clarsach Na Bangrighe (13 Aug), Simon McKerrell (14 Aug) and Finlay MacDonald (15 Aug). 'Part of Piping Live!'