Music, Pipe band

23 events

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds and performers from all over the world, with massed pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle. The 2019 show is called 'Kaleidoscope', in celebration of symmetry.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Stars of Irish Country Show

Join four of Ireland’s favourite country music stars, all in one super show. Featuring Mick Flavin, Louise Morrissey, Stephen Smyth and Frank McCaffrey.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 4 Oct

£27.50 / 0131 665 2240

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Tue 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01292 288235

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Mon 30 Dec

£27.50 / 01383 740384

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 28 Dec

£29.50–£32.50 / 01292 611222

Birmingham Town Hall

Thu 28 Nov

£27.50 / 0121 345 0600

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…and at 3 other places

Barluath

A modern take on folk from the Glasgow-based six-piece featuring pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.

St Margaret's, Braemar

Wed 10 Jul

£8–£10 / 07553 088605

Sun 14 Jul

£8–£10 / 07553 088605

Pitlochry Highland Nights

Evening of traditional Scottish music and dance, including a pipe band, Highland dancers, singers and accordionists.

Pitlochry Recreation Ground

Mon 1 Jul

£7 (Children £1) / 07733152223

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Mon 8 Jul

£7 (Children £1) / 07733152223

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Mon 15 Jul

£7 (Children £1) / 07733152223

  • 19:30 – 21:00
…and 7 more dates until 2 Sep

Taste of the Highlands

Showcase of Highlands culture, featuring Highland dancing, pipe bands, ceilidh dancing and more.

Beaufort Hotel, Inverness

Thu 18 Jul

£30 includes a three-course meal

  • 19:00

Sun 21 Jul

£30 includes a three-course meal

  • 19:00

Thu 25 Jul

£30 includes a three-course meal

  • 19:00
…and 19 more dates until 29 Sep

The Underdog Jam

Open mic/jam session night.

The Dog House, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Jul

Clydebuilt Festival

A festival of boats, folk and maritime heritage that celebrates boats and the folk that use them for work and play.

Kelvin Harbour, Glasgow

Sat 21 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 357 3699

Sun 22 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 357 3699

HebCelt Festival

The picturesque Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris provide a fitting backdrop for this family-friendly festival that showcases Celtic, traditional and contemporary music with a strong focus on Gaelic culture. Arena Daily Listings Thursday Tide Lines / Mànran Beinn lee / Kim carnie Friday KT Tunstall / Newton…

Various venues: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Wed 17 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Thu 18 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Fri 19 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Sat 20 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Inverness Highland Games

The biggest Highland Games staged in the North of Scotland with a full programme of heavy events, athletics, piping, dancing and traditional music. Featuring the 2009 Masters World Championship with over 100 Heavies.

Bught Park, Inverness

Sat 20 Jul

£10 (Seniors £5; under 12s free; Students £5) / 01463 785006

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

A week-long celebration of piping, including contemporary and traditional, solo and pipe bands. The World Pipe Band Championships take place on the second to last day at Glasgow Green, with free family displays in George Square.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sat 10 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 0220

Sun 11 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 0220

Mon 12 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 0220

…and 6 more dates until 18 Aug

Scotch College Pipe Band

Coming from Adelaide, Australia, the pipe band and highland dancers return to the motherland for a performance.

Balmoral Castle, Ballater

Fri 28 Jun

013397 42534

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Skerryvore

Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the 'boy band of Scottish traditional music' play live.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 6 Sep

£22.50 / 01383 740384

The Bodega, Nottingham

Sun 3 Nov

£18.48 / 0845 413 4444

Capitol Theatre, Horsham

Wed 6 Nov

Theatre

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01403 750 220

  • 19:30

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The Sruighlea Sessions

Live music line-up of the Sruighlea Festival. The programme for 2019 will feature Dougie MacLean, Brina, Matthew Gibb and more.

The Sruighlea Festival, Stirling

Sat 17 Aug

£15 / 01786 273556

World Pipe Band Championships

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.

Glasgow Green

Fri 16 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Sat 17 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Clydebuilt Festival 2020

The Clydebuilt Festival returns for its fourth year, and it's bigger than ever. Watch on as rowers participate in Scotland's biggest open water rowing race, participate in arts and crafts activities, and much more.

River Clyde

Fri 4 Sep 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

Sat 5 Sep 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

Sun 6 Sep 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

Hotrods, Hotdogs and Car and Bike Show

Charity bike and car show event with a festival feel.

Oldham Rugby Union Football Club

Sat 31 Aug

£2 / 0161 624 6383

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 1 Sep

£2 / 0161 624 6383

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Isle of Gigha Music Festival

The smallest music festival in Scotland offers a perfectly-formed line-up of ceilidhs, headline concerts, sessions, workshops and a musical beach picnic.

Isle of Gigha

Sat 29 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01583 505160

Sun 30 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01583 505160

Kirkwall City Pipe Band Parade

A street parade by Kirkwall City Pipe Band. The band – which will be celebrating their 100th birthday in 2019 – parade along Broad Street for the entertainment of locals and visitors, performing a selection of marches and sets.

Broad Street, Kirkwall

Sat 13 Jul

  • 19:30 – 20:15

Sat 17 Aug

Massed band parade with bands from Stromness, Rendall and Thurso Pipe Bands

  • 19:30 – 20:15

Sat 7 Sep

  • 19:00 – 19:45

Mull of Kintyre Music and Arts Festival

Traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish music festival based on the west coast. The event offers a selection of traditional music and mixed genres concerts, music sessions, festival club, family entertainment, tuition workshops, live music in bars and clubs, and heritage walks.

Various Venues, Campbeltown

Wed 21 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£30 / 01586 552034

Thu 22 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£30 / 01586 552034

Fri 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£30 / 01586 552034

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Victoria Hall, Campbeltown

Wed 21 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 01586 552034

Thu 22 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 01586 552034

Fri 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 01586 552034

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Niteworks

Skye-bred Celtic/techno fusion layering bagpipes, whistles, Gaelic vocals, live electronics and beats into an electrifying folk-rave soundtrack.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Aug

£18 / 0131 560 1581

Perth Christmas Lights Switch-On

Watch the festive lights being switched on and enjoy live music, entertainment, reindeer, a variety of street vendors selling food and drink and the Christmas parade led by Santa.

City Centre, Perth

Sat 16 Nov

Free / 01738 475728

  • 14:00 – 21:00

King Edward Street, Perth

Sat 16 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01738 475728

Part of Perth Winter Festival.

St Andrew's Day Fusion Festival

Festival of music and dance styles from the diverse community that comprise modern Dundee, from pipe bands and Chinese lion dance to African drumming and the Bharatiya Ashram Dancers.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 30 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed