The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre
30–34 McPhater Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 OHW
  • Box office 0141 353 0220
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 9am–1pm; closed Sun.
  • Admission £4.50 (£3.50; under 16s £2.50; family £11).
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The National Piping Centre

Home to the Museum of Piping, as well as teaching facilities, rehearsal rooms, a reference library, shop, food and accommodation.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie with Hecla

Between them, Irish and Scottish Gaels Brian  Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie have featured in line-ups including Anam, Mackenzie and Cruinn, and on more than 30 recordings. Drawing on the full wealth of their common heritage, they perform both traditional and original Gaelic songs, in both kindred tongues, as well as…

Sat 20 Jan

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson with Alastair Savage

Having met at Stockholm’s Royal College of Music, English-born fiddler Bridget Marsden and Swedish accordionist Leif Ottosson developed their unique musical chemistry through a collaboration with celebrated storyteller Dominic Kelly. Their intrepid exploration of folk music’s imagery and narrative qualities creates a…

Thu 25 Jan

£13 / 0141 353 0220

David Foley & Jack Smedley with Heather Downie

Founding members of the mighty RURA, multi-instrumentalist David Foley and fiddler Jack Smedley recently branched out as a duo, performing an all-original repertoire that draws on their respective roots in Glasgow’s Irish community and Scotland’s north-east, together with a shared breadth of musical tastes. They’re…

Sun 28 Jan

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Low Lily with Bernadette Morris

From backgrounds encompassing academic and conservatoire studies, together with deep knowledge of US and Celtic folk music, Vermont-based string/vocal outfit Low Lily - Liz Simmons (vocals/guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals/guitar/mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals/fiddle), plus Corey DiMario (double bass) - meld…

Fri 2 Feb

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Matthew Tighe with An Dhá

Previously described as a “fiery virtuoso”, Danny winner and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee Matthew Tighe is fast making a name for himself in amongst the traditional players he has long looked up to. An All Britain Fiddle Champion, his self-titled debut album was released in September by Greentrax Recordings.

Fri 26 Jan

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth with Andrew Finn Magill

Voted Up and Coming Artist of the Year at 2016’s Scots Trad Music Awards, Scottish fiddler Ryan Young released his self-titled debut album – produced by triple Grammy-winner Jesse Lewis – in 2017, winning fresh acclaim for his intensely emotive yet deeply considered approach to old traditional tunes. “Uniquely graceful…

Thu 1 Feb

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor with Smok

The uilleann pipes/fiddle partnership of Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor unites two of Ireland’s foremost younger pure-drop artists, both former TG4 Young Musicians of the Year, whose 2009 duo album Dublin Made Me earned critical raves either side of the Pond. “Exceptional musicians who marry technical prowess with a…

Sat 27 Jan

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Vair with Farrland

As well as being that exceedingly rare thing, a Shetland act without a fiddle, young stringband-with-songs Vair are arguably those music-rich isles' most exciting new line-up of recent years, originally brought together by the late great Davie Henderson, as a home-team showcase at the (in)famous local folk festival. Four…

Sat 3 Feb

£13 / 0141 353 0220

Comments & ratings

2. Ivka Ivanka Ivanuska15 Dec 2015, 6:17pm5 stars The National Piping Centre Report

Hello I want to do a family party on 26.12 2015 and I want to do in this Hall can you please contact me on this number 07443053309 thanks

1. carlacarla28 Aug 2010, 5:49pm4 stars The National Piping Centre Report

I went to a dinner/evening reception at TNPC a couple of weeks ago following the marriage some friends. Everything was well planned and organised. Almost as soon as I arrived I had a lovely wee glass of champagne in my hand and was ready for what was to be a lovely meal. The dinner melted away into a ceilidh quite seemlessly - even though the whole hall had to be turned around for the later guests. It was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage in Scottish style!

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