Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival

8000 pipers and 30,000 visitors descend on Glasgow

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Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival

This is always a huge deal in the world of traditional music – when 30,000 visitors, and 8000 pipers from around the globe descend on Glasgow for the annual International Piping Festival. This year’s highlights include evening concerts by Capercaillie,

The Treacherous Orchestra, The Battlefield Band and Julie Fowlis, as well as workshops, recitals, and the ‘Pipe Idol’ competition. It all ends with the incredible spectacle of The World Pipe Band Championships, where 40,000 spectators gather on Glasgow Green.

Piping Live! Glasgow’s International Piping Festival, various venues and times, Mon 9–Sun 15 Aug. The full programme can be found at www.pipinglive.co.uk.

Piping Live! Festival Club

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…

Piping Live! Opening Concert 2010

The week-long bagpipe extravaganza kicks off with Seudan, Ecletnica Pagus and The Battlefield Band mixing traditional classics with original works on various instruments, including, of course, bagpipes. 'Part of Piping Live!'.

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