Piping Live’s 2024 Line Up

Young piper Emma Hill pictured at the PL launch

This year’s Piping Live! programme highlights for Worlds Week 2024 were announced by Director Finlay MacDonald.

He said: ‘We are proud and excited to be able to bring the 21st edition of Piping Live! To the city of Glasgow. We are thankful to our supporters, performers, participants and funders who have continued to support this event through some challenging times for the creative industries.

‘There are opportunities for pipers of all levels and ages, whether in competitions, at our Big Band event, or for those who fancy a go, our come and Try Sessions. You don’t have to be a piper to enjoy and take part in Piping Live!, Piping is for everyone and we look forward to bringing the sound of the pipes to the streets of Glasgow.’


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Monday 12th August
Masters Solo Piping, NPC
Ceol Nua, Nice N Sleazy
Pipe Bands, Buchanan Street

Tuesday 13th August
International Quartet Competition
Lunchtime Recital
Pipe Bands, Buchanan Street
Late Night Session, NPC

Wednesday 14th August
Gordon Duncan Mem. Competition, NPC
Lunchtime Recital
Pipe Bands, Buchanan Street
Late Night Session

Thursday 15th August
P/M Alasdair Gillies Mem. Recital, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 
Lunchtime Recital
Pipe Bands, Buchanan Street
Late Night Session, NPC

Friday 16th August
Croft No. Five feat. Ailis Sutherland with The Pipe Factory, St Luke’s
Big Street Cafe Session, NPC

Recurring throughout the festival:
Street Café, free every day from midday, features emerging talent, international bagpipes, live podcasts, and pipe band practices; Piping Centre Museum Tours, Mon to Fri; ‘Come and Try Sessions’ on pipes and practice chanter; Gaelic Taster Sessions; Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, daily 2pm recitals featuring piping traditions from around the world; Lunchtime Recitals, 13th, 14th and 15thAugust, with pipers including Callum Beaumont and James Duncan MacKenzie.


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