30 July 2019
The world’s first interactive Piping Jukebox, complete with live piper inside, visited Glasgow’s Buchanan Street this week offering dozens of passers-by the chance to interact and get a taste of what to expect from this year’s Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival (10 – 18 August).
Delighted crowds were treated to piping hot renditions of Lewis Capaldi’s number 1 single Someone You Loved and Piping Live! 2019 headliner Dougie MacLean’s Caledonia. Other favourites, such as The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles, Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine, and Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon also featured.
Danny Hutcheson was the Jukebox piper on the day - a hotly-tipped young piper and previous Pipe Idol competition finalist. He’ll be part of this year’s Piping Live! Festival, performing an Emerging Talent slot at the Piping Live! Street Café at the National Piping Centre on 14th August.
Piping Live! returns to Glasgow on 10 – 18 August 2019 with headliners featuring Dougie MacLean, Tryst, Dàimh and Lúnasa, among others. Now in its 16th year, Piping Live! is the biggest festival of its kind, attracting over 40,000 music fans, families and tourists from all around the globe to watch more than 5,000 pipers perform at 150 events across the city.
Roddy MacLeod, Festival Director of Piping Live! said:
From the latest chart hits, to the best known rock tunes and traditional Scottish folk, the Piping Jukebox today showed the versatility of the pipes and gave people a taste of what’s to come at Piping Live!.
This year’s programme is just as eclectic as the Jukebox’s songbook and Piping Live! welcomes everyone to come and experience all the festival fun when it takes place between 10 – 18 August.