Piping Live!

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Piping Live! celebrates its 20th year with a host of fantastic events. Join them for an eclectic line-up from traditional piping music that’s steeped in history, to contemporary interpretation that’s innovative and new.

Check out our top 5 picks from their brilliant programme.



The International Quartet Competition

Six top pipe bands from across the globe send 4 of their best pipers to compete in this competition, as hidden judges decide who will be crowned champions!

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Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge

5 top solo pipers will each perform a 25 minute medley of their favourite tunes, to become the champion for 2023! This event sells out fast, so get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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The Gordon Duncan Memorial Competition

This unique event continues to celebrate the late-great Gordon’s links to Scotland, Ireland and Brittany as each competitor will play sets of Scottish, Irish and Breton music. They will be judged by a panel of experts, with the overall winner named the best player of all three musical styles.

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The Masters Solo Piping Competition

Piping Live!’s premier solo piping competition. Competitors include Gold Medallists, Glenfiddich Champions and International prizewinners, making this solo piping at its very best!

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British Adult Solo Drumming Championship

Join the The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Glasgow and The West Branch) at The NPC Otago Street for the second annual British Adult Solo Drumming Championship, as drummers compete to qualify for the World Solo Drumming Championship, which take place October 21st.

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