Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival
8000 pipers and 30,000 visitors descend on Glasgow
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.