Piping Live Launched

Press release for the Piping Live Festival held each year during Worlds Week:  ‘The landscape of Glasgow Green looked very different today, Tuesday 25th April, as a giant 23ft piper mural, known as The Colossal Clansman, popped (or piped) up in the park – announcing that Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships are returning to the city from 7 – 13 August.The world’s biggest…

Piping Live/ Silver Chanter/ Worlds

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival got off to a stormy start yesterday but the weather didn’t affect the performance or the enthusiasm of the New Zealand Police Pipe Band, who travelled 11,000 miles to compete at the Worlds on Saturday and to play at the festival. They are pictured above with new P/M, Northern Ireland’s Emmet Conway. Over the next four days the band will perform at various points throughout the…

Piping Live Details Announced

Piping Live begins a week on Monday and the organisers have sent this flyer: Buy D Naill Solo Blackwood Pipe Chanter (inc. any tax & mailing), from     Click on the link up top or anywhere on the flyer for more information and tickets.

PP Editor’s Blog: Captain John Young/ Bk 16/Crieff etc.

IN all my years of writing about piping and pipe bands there has never been a story as touching as that of Captain John Young, Assam Regiment and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. He was the officer who, hopelessly outnumbered and fearing encirclement and massacre by the Japanese, sent his men to safety while he remained alone at his jungle outpost. Thus he fulfilled his orders to fight to the last man…