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Piping Live! Roddy MacLeod MBE Festival Director of Piping Live! 2013 Welcome to the 10th year of Piping Live! Reaching this landmark year is a great cause for celebration and a reason for us all to enjoy a special Piping Live! party. This year we start a day early with a 10th birthday celebration at The National Piping Centre and throughout the week we will mark the occasion with events such as our 10th anniversary tune competition. We have put together a fantastic programme and this year’s festival is scheduled to attract 30,000 spectators to more than 150 events across 7 days. A huge thanks must go to our sponsors and funders without whom Piping Live! would not be possible. All that remains to say is that I look forward to seeing you all at this year’s festival and I hope you all enjoy yourselves. Here’s to making it the best one yet!

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Piping Live!

10 years on...

Glasgow International Piping Festival began in 2004. The week leading up to The World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow seemed to be abuzz with pipers, drummers and people who love the music. The National Piping Centre saw this as an opportunity to programme more events to celebrate the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe, and thus, Piping Live! was born. Piping Hot! was the first Glasgow International Piping Festival, in August 2004. This event brought together all of the pipers and drummers who were in Glasgow for the week leading up to the World Pipe Band Championships, as well as bringing acts from across the world to showcase their own piping culture. Featured artists at Piping Hot were Katherine Tickell, Fred Morrison, Robbie Hannan,

NYPBoS,

Christina Pato, Patrick Molard and Finlay MacDonald. In 2005 Piping Live! was formed

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place on the international festival calendar. With great support

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Glenfiddich,

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Event Scotland, The Scottish Arts


council the festival went from strength to strength throughout the next few years. Highlights of the festival in these early years include an enormous selection of acts; bands including Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Skerryvore, Capercaillie and Friends and Breabach; world renowned pipers Willie McCallum, Jack Lee, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod; Pipe Bands from across the world from USA, Australia, India, Canada, New Zealand; and hundreds more! Since 2010 Piping Live! has been one of the biggest festivals on Glasgow’s calendar drawing in thousands of visitors every August. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our supporters and audience members for making Piping Live! what it is today. Without your support and attendance we would not be where we are and we are truly grateful for that. We hope you enjoy Piping Live! 2013 and can celebrate with us as we go into our 10th year. As you can see from this programme we have hundreds of acts and events for you to enjoy.

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Sunday 11th August 2:30pm-Late Piping Live! 10th Birthday Bash Come down to The National Piping Centre on Sunday 11th August to kick of this year’s festival with a bang. We’re celebrating Piping Live!’s 10th Birthday with great music, great food and great company. Free. The National Piping Centre 2.30pm Scottish Power Pipe Band Practice Free. Street Cafe at The National Piping Centre. 4pm-5pm Art Exhibition Launch with Robert Matheson and Duncan Brown To help celebrate our 10th Anniversary this exhibition of original paintings and portraits includes some of the big names that have performed at Piping Live and the World Pipe Band Championships, as well as some famous historical pipers and drummers. Artists - Pipe Major Robert Mathieson and Duncan Brown. Free. The NPC Auditorium. 5pm Finlay MacDonald and Chris Stout Album Launch Two of Piping Live!’s regulars Finlay and Chris kick off the weeks live music with a smashing set in our Street Cafe. The pair will be treating us by premiering some of the tunes from their long awaited duo album. Free. The Street Cafe. 8pm The Scott Wood Trio Formed in the summer of 2012 for the Piping Live! Festival, The Scott Wood Trio are an energetic and dynamic band with driving tunes and innovative arrangements. Featuring Mhairi MacKinnon and Ron Jappay,this exciting trio combine a mixture of pipes/whistle, fiddle and guitar to create a tight, powerful and energetic live sound. Free. The Pipers Tryst. 9pm Barluath Barluath are a traditional/folk music band who embrace a wide range of musical styles including Gaelic and Scots song, bagpipes, whistles, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, bass, clarinet and piano. With these instruments the band members explore both the Traditional and Contemporary music of Scotland. Free. The Pipers Tryst.

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Monday 12th August All Day The Glenfiddich Experience Sponsored by Glenfiddich. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am-5pm The Craft Clachan Visit our brand new craft fair featuring the best in Scottish Food and Crafts. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am Come and Try – Heedrum Hodrum Join the Heedrum Hodrum for your chance to try out the Pipes and Drums. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am-9pm Masters Solo Piping Competition Piping Live! will begin with this fantastic solo competition which is now a qualifier for the Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship. Competitors include Gold Medallists, Glenfiddich Champions and International prize winners. This will be solo piping at its very best! The Piobaireachd starts at 10.00am in the Auditorium of the National Piping Centre and the March Strathspey and Reel competition begins at 5.00pm Separate tickets must be held for each event. They can be bought separately or jointly in advance at The National Piping Centre. Joint tickets £10/£6. Separate £6/£4. Piobaireachd Competition 10am MSR Competition 5pm 11am Buchanan Street Bands International Pipe Bands will showcase their repertoire at our Piping Live! band spots along Buchanan Street before performing at St Enoch Square. 11am St Patricks Battalion Pipes and Drums from Mexico City 11.30am Cowal Pipe Band 12noon North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band 2pm Johnstone Pipe Band 2.30pm 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) 3:00pm TBC Free. Buchanan Street & St Enoch Square. 11am and 2pm Glasgow Restaurant Association Showcase Join a selection of restaurants from Glasgow Restaurant Association for a free taster session in the Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. Today- Metropolitan and Arisaig. 11am and 2.30pm Come and Try… Bagpipes Come along and try your hand at the basics of piping! £2. The National Piping Centre.

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11am Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Centre Librarian James Beaton. Free. Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre. 12noon Live at the Street Cafe – Scott Wood Trio An energetic and dynamic band, with driving tunes and innovative arrangements featuring Mhairi MacKinnon and Ron Jappay. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 12.30pm Piobaireachd of the Day – Finlay Johnston £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 1pm Live at the Street Café – Paganum This award winning duo from Hungary bring the traditional folk songs, Hungarian Duda, and the famous Hurdy-gurdy instrument to Glasgow with a contemporary twist. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 1.30pm Music of the Nations – Xeremiers De Soller, Majorca. Xeremiers De Soller showcase the music of the Balearic islands with traditional folk instruments of Mallorca Bagpipes, Drum and Flabiol. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch. 1.30pm Pipe Band Performance – Vale of Atholl Pipe Band £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 2pm Street Cafe Sponsor Spot – McCallum Bagpipes A showcase from today’s sponsor McCallum Bagpipes. 3pm Fred Morrison Reel Pipes Pipe Idol Ross Millar, Scott Barrie, Harry Richards and Ben Murray Four of the Worlds Best young pipers take part. Heat 1. Free. Sponsored by Fred Morrison Reel Pipes. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 3pm Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Piping historian Iain MacDonald. Free. Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre. 4.30pm St Enoch Sessions – Barluath Traditional/Folk music group showcasing Gaelic and Scots song, pipes, whistles and guitar. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. 4.30pm Street Café Session – Chris Ormston Chris Ormston gives us a taste of the Northumbrian Pipes. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 5pm Whisky Tasting with Glenfiddich Come along and test your taste buds with the wonderful Glenfiddich whiskies. Free but ticketed. The National Piping Centre. 7pm Open Pipe Night Open to anyone who wants to display their piping talents in a relaxed, informal environment. Free. Coopers Bar, Great Western Road. 7.30pm Ceòl na Pìoba is Ceòl na Gàidhealtachd Pipers Simon McKerrell and Finlay MacDonald, fiddler Chris Stout and Clàrsach player Karen Marshalsey demonstrate the rich musical tradition of the Highlands of Scotland. £15. St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh. www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk 8pm- Tryst Sessions. Come along to The Pipers’ Tryst at The National Piping Centre for a chilled out session before tonight’s Festival Club. 10pm Festival Club – Barluath, Scott Wood Trio plus special guests A traditional/folk music band who embrace a wide range of musical styles including Gaelic and Scots song, bagpipes, whistles, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, bass, clarinet and piano. £5. The National Piping Centre. @glasgowpiping


Tuesday 13th August All Day The Glenfiddich Experience Sponsored by Glenfiddich. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am-5pm The Craft Clachan Visit our brand new craft fair featuring the best in Scottish Food and Crafts. Free. St Enoch Square. 9.30am-11.30am Family Fun Day Come and try Piping, Highland Dancing, and Gaelic Song with face painting, quizzes and music. Fun for all the family! £2 per child. The National Piping Centre. 10am Come and Try – Heedrum Hodrum Join the Heedrum Hodrum for your chance to try out the Pipes and Drums. Free. St Enoch Square. 11am Buchanan Street Bands International Pipe Bands will showcase their repertoire at our Piping Live! band spots along Buchanan Street before performing at St Enoch Square. 11am Catamount Pipe Band 11.30am West Lothian Schools Pipe Band 12noon University of Queensland Pipe Band 2pm Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band 2.30pm Oban Schools Pipe Band Free. Buchanan Street & St Enoch. 11am and 2pm Glasgow Restaurant Association Showcase Join a selection of restaurants from Glasgow Restaurant Association for a free taster session in the Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. Today- Ristorante Piccolo Mondo and Mussel Inn. 11am and 2.30pm Come and Try… Bagpipes Come along and try your hand at the basics of piping! £2 The National Piping Centre at The National Piping Centre. 11am and 3pm Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Professor Hugh Cheape. Free. Museum of Piping. 12noon Pipe Up! Talk – RCS Degree Course Interested in taking your piping to the next level? Course director Finlay MacDonald and Dr Josh Dickson, Head of Scottish Music, speak about the benefits of studying piping with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The National Piping Centre. Free. The National Piping Centre. 12noon Live at the Street Cafe – Lorne MacDougall Three times BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist. Lorne MacDougall is one of Scotland’s leading young pipers. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 12.30pm Piobaireachd of the Day – David Wilton £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 1pm Lunchtime Reticals – Callum Beaumont and Alex Gandy Gold medallist Callum Beaumont and U.S Gold medallist Alex Gandy. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. £6/£4. The National Piping Centre. 1pm Live at the Street Café – Xeremiers De Soller Bringing the music of Mallorca to Piping Live! Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre.

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1.30pm Gaelic Taster Taster session for basic Gaelic Language. Perfect for beginners. Free. The National Piping Centre. 1.30pm Music of the Nations – Paganum, Hungary This award winning duo from Hungary bring the traditional folk songs, Hungarian Duda, and the famous Hurdy-gurdy instrument to Glasgow with a contemporary twist. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch. 1.30pm Pipe Band Performance – St Laurence O’Toole £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 2pm pipes|drums presents Pipes & Drums. pipes|drums presents duets from top flight pipe majors and lead drummers in this spectacular recital, not to be missed. Free. Street Cafe at The National Piping Centre. 3pm Fred Morrison Reel Pipes Pipe Idol – Jack Williamson, Andrew Clark, MacGregor Vandeven, Iain Crawford Four of the worlds best young pipers take part in this fantastic competition. Heat 2 Sponsored by Fred Morrison Reel Pipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 4.30pm St Enoch Sessions Andrea Beaton, Troy McGillivary and Matt McIsaac A dynamic pipe, fiddle and piano combination from Nova Scotia. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch. 4.30pm Street Café Session – Steven Blake and Adam Holmes A mixture of songs, traditional and self penned as well as instrumental material drawn from a wide range of influences. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 5pm 10th Birthday Tune Competition Final Hear the final 5 selected tunes compete to become Piping Live!’s 10th Birthday Tune. £5. The National Piping Centre. 5pm Whisky Tasting with Glenfiddich Come along and test your taste buds with the wonderful Glenfiddich whiskies. Free but ticketed. The National Piping Centre. 6pm Pipe band Practice Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 7pm Open Pipe Night Free. Coopers Bar, Great Western Road. 7.30pm RT Shepherd International Quartets Competition RT Shepherd and Son Quartets from 9 of the world’s top Pipe Bands - Scottish Power, Dowco Triumph Street, 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel), Vale of Atholl, Toronto Police, Greater Glasgow Police Scotland, St Laurence O’Toole, Canterbury Caledonian and Manawatu Scottish - go head to head in this pre-worlds showdown! £15.50 & £12.50. The New Athenaeum Theatre. 10pm Festival Club A night of bellow blown piping hosted by the Lowland and Borders Piping Society featuring performances from Hamish Moore, Chris Ormston, Judy Barker, Fin Moore, John and Caroline Bushby and Pete Steward and many, many more!. £5. The National Piping Centre.

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Wednesday 14th August All Day The Glenfiddich Experience Sponsored by Glenfiddich. Free. St Enoch Square. 9.15am-10.45am Under 5’s Fun Day Come and try Piping, Highland Dancing, and Gaelic Song with face painting, quizzes and music. Fun for all the family! £1 per child. The National Piping Centre. 10am-5pm The Craft Clachan Visit our brand new craft fair featuring the best in Scottish Food and Crafts. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am Come and Try – Heedrum Hodrum Join the Heedrum Hodrum for your chance to try out the Pipes and Drums. Free. St Enoch Square. 10.30am CLASP World Amateur Solo Piping Competition – Grade 3 Free. IET Building at St Enoch Square. 11am Buchanan Street Bands International Pipe Bands will showcase their repertoire at our Piping Live! band spots along Buchanan Street before performing at St Enoch Square. 11.30am Royal Guard of Oman Pipe Band 12noon Craigmount High School Pipe Band 2pm Pipes and Drums of Basel 2.30pm Toronto Police Grade 1 Pipe Band 3pm Toronto Police Grade 3 Pipe Band 11am and 2pm Glasgow Restaurant Association Showcase Join a selection of restaurants from Glasgow Restaurant Association for a free taster session in the Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. Today- Masala Twist and Boteco De Brasil. 11am and 2.30pm Come and Try… Bagpipes Come along and try your hand at the basics of piping! £2. The National Piping Centre. 11am and 3pm Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Professor Hugh Cheape. Free. Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre. 11am Book Launch - Our Journey by James Laughlin Our Journey is the highly anticipated book featuring the Worlds greatest pipers and drummers. They share their stories, like never before. Free. Street Cafe at The National Piping Centre. 12noon Piobaireachd of the Day – Dr Peter McCalister £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 12noon Pipe Up! Talk – Noting the Tradition Discover the Oral History of the Bagpipes with The National Piping Centre’s new Noting the Tradition project. Centre Librarian James Beaton guides us through the new website and app. Free. The National Piping Centre. 12noon Live at the Street Cafe – Armagh Pipers. Dedicated to the development of traditional music, the Armagh Pipers Club bring us a taste of Irish Piping. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 1pm Live at the Street Café – Bellon Maceiras This duo of bagpipes and accordion represent the Galician culture and bring music consisting of their own compositions inspired by musical traditions of various parts of the world. Sponsored by Lawrie Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 1pm Lunchtime Recitals – Gordon Walker and Angus MacColl A fantastic recital featuring two of Scotland’s greatest pipers. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. £6/£4. The National Piping Centre Auditorium www.pipinglive.co.uk


1.30pm Gaelic Taster Taster session for basic Gaelic Language. Perfect for beginners. Free. The National Piping Centre. 1.30pm Music of the Nations – Le Pivenelsacco, Italy After the instrument was almost extinct Le Pivenelsacco now plays the traditional tunes of the Italian Piva, along with voice, guitars and percussions. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch. 1.30pm Pipe band Performance – The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 2pm Street Cafe Sponsor Spot – Lawrie Bagpipes A showcase from today’s Street Cafe sponsors, Lawrie Bagpipes, featuring pipers from Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band and Cowal Pipe Band. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 3pm Book Launch - Blueprint by Treacherous Orchestra Join members of Treacherous Orchestra as they launch their debut tunebook ‘Blueprint’ featuring tunes from their album ‘Origins’ and a selection of their new compositions. Free. NPC Auditorium. 3pm Fred Morrison Reel Pipes Pipe Idol – Alexander Levack, Ailis Sutherland, Alex Jeanrenand and Andrew Donlan. Four of the Worlds Best young pipers take part. Heat 3. Sponsored by Fred Morrison Reel Pipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 4.30pm St Enoch Sessions – Steven Blake and Adam Holmes. Steven Blake and Adam Holmes – Two members of hit folk band RURA play a mixture of songs, traditional and self penned as well as instrumental material drawn from a wide range of influences. Free. St Enoch Square Bar. 4.30pm Street Café Session Andrea Beaton, Troy McGillivray and Matt McIsaac. This dynamic trio from Nova Scotia bring their energetic and exiting blend of traditional Cape Breton music to the Piping Live! Street Cafe. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 5pm Whisky Tasting with Glenfiddich Come along and test your taste buds with the wonderful Glenfiddich whiskies. Free but ticketed. The National Piping Centre. 5pm Pipe Up! Talk – Competition Psychology with Dr Fiona McConnochie A workshop of techniques and exercises that will help pipers of all ages and abilities overcome mental obstacles and contribute to performance enhancement in Piping and competition. Free. The National Piping Centre. 5.30pm Pipe band Practice – Grade 1, Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, Vancouver. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 7.30pm Steak and Whisky Pairing Evening at the Butcher Shop Bar and Grill Tickets available 0141 339 2999. 7.30pm Pipes and Strings Concert Bellon Maceiras, Finlay MacDonald and Chris Stout, Andrea Beaton Matt MacIsaac and Troy MacGillivray Exploring the connection between pipes and strings across the world this concert features globetrotting acts from Canada, Scotland and Galicia. £12.50/£15.50. The New Athenaeum Theatre. 10pm Festival Club – Konogan, Armagh Pipers plus special guests A live music session that will go into the wee small hours! £5. The National Piping Centre.

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Thursday 15th August All Day The Glenfiddich Experience Sponsored by Glenfiddich. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am-5pm The Craft Clachan Visit our brand new craft fair featuring the best in Scottish Food and Crafts. Free. St Enoch Square 10am Come and Try – Heedrum Hodrum Join the Heedrum Hodrum for your chance to try out the Pipes and Drums. Free. St Enoch Square. 10.30am CLASP World Amateur Solo Piping Competition – Grade 2 Today features Grade 2 CLASP pipers. Free. IET Building at St Enoch Square. 11am Buchanan Street Bands International Pipe Bands will showcase their repertoire at our Piping Live! band spots along Buchanan Street before performing at St Enoch Square. 11am Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band 11.30pm Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band 12noon St Andrews College Pipe Band 2pm Vale of Atholl Pipe Band 2.30pm George Watsons Pipe Band 3pm Ottowa Police Pipe Band Free. Buchanan Street & St Enoch. 11am and 2pm Glasgow Restaurant Association Showcase Join a selection of restaurants from Glasgow Restaurant Association for a free taster session in the Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. Today- The Pipers Tryst and Malmaison Brasserie. 11am and 2.30pm Come and Try… Bagpipes Come along and try your hand at the basics of piping! £2. The National Piping Centre. 11am Book Launch – A Tap and a Roll Come and see author and top pipe band snare drummer Graham Brown, along with his brother and piping gold medallist Glenn Brown, perform music from his brand new book, debuting here at Piping Live. Free. The National Piping Centre. 11am and 3pm Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Professor Hugh Cheape. Free. Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre. 12noon Piobaireachd of the Day – PM Gordon Walker £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 12noon Gaelic Conversation Cafe The National Piping Centre 12noon Piobaireachd New and Old – Piobaireachd Society World renowned pipers and composers Chris Armstrong and Bruce Gandy will each play one of their own compositions along with an older piobaireachd. The National Piping Centre. 12noon Live at the Street Cafe – Konogan An Habask Konogan An Habask is a multi-instrumentalist (bombard, binioù, uilleann pipes & low whistles) from Quimper, Brittany. Konogan has been on the Breton folk scene for more than 15 years and is accompanied by Tibo Niobé on guitar and Gabi Faure on fiddle. Sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 1pm Lunchtime Recitals Ian K MacDonald and Andrew Hayes Two premier Canadian solo pipers and Pipe Majors of Toronto Police and Ottawa Police respectively. Ian K MacDonald and Andrew Hayes are sure to deliver an excellent and varied recital with a North American twist. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. £6/£4. 1pm Live at the Street Café – Le Pivenelsacco Playing traditional tunes of the Piva (Italian Bagpipe) along with voice, guitar and percussion Sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes. Free. Street Café. 1.30 pm Gaelic Taster Taster session for basic Gaelic Language. Perfect for beginners. Free. The National Piping Centre. www.pipinglive.co.uk


1.30pm Pipe Band Performance – Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 1.30pm Music of the Nations – Bellon Maceiras, Galicia This duo of bagpipes and accordion represent the Galician culture and bring music consisting of their own compositions inspired by musical traditions of various parts of the world. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square 2pm Street Cafe Sponsor Spot – Wallace Bagpipes Quartet & Solo performances by members of St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band. Sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 3pm Fred Morrison Reel Pipes Pipe Idol Scott MacKay, Angus MacColl, Robyn Ada McKay and John Dew Four of the Worlds Best young pipers take part. Heat 4. Sponsored by Fred Morrison Reel Pipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 3.30pm Roddy MacLeod Chanters Launch – Roddy MacLeod MBE Free. The National Piping Centre. 4.00pm St Enoch Sessions – Duo LaGrange Rutkowski Providing the best in traditional music from Central France. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. 4.30pm Street Café Session – Cillian and Niall Vallely Two fantastic musicians from the famous Vallely family play blistering traditional and contemporary tunes from Ireland and beyond on Uillean pipes and Concertina. Sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 5pm Whisky Tasting with Glenfiddich Come along and test your taste buds with the wonderful Glenfiddich whiskies. Free but ticketed. The National Piping Centre. 5pm Book Launch – A Piper’s tale by Fergus Muirhead A new book full of fascinating and entertaining stories from some of the world’s greatest pipers. Find out more at www.apiperstale.com. Free. The National Piping Centre. 5pm-7.00pm BLAS Festival at Piping Live! Kathleen MacInnes, Darren Maclean, Fèis Ghlaschu Piping Live! welcomes the BLAS festival for 2 hours of fantastic programming from some of the best Gaelic acts in Scotland. Featuring performances from Kathleen MacInnes, Darren Maclean, and Fèis Ghlaschu. Free. St Enoch Square. 6pm Pipe band Practice – 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 7.15pm Lord Todd Piping Recital Challenge P/M Gordon Walker, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell and Callum Beaumont Tickets £12 from toddpiping.ticketbud.com/2013. Sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. £12. Lord Todd Bar, Universtiy of Strathclyde. 7.15pm Pipes of Peace Scottish Power Pipe Band, 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, New York Metro Pipe Band. Master of Ceremonies: Bob Worrall Sponsored by R. G. Hardie and Co £18.50. www.ticketsoup.com. 0844 395 4000 7.30pm Gaels and Gracenotes Armargh Pipers, James Mackenzie, Julie Fowlis Brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Julie Fowlis has been a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three highly acclaimed studio albums. Hot off the success of her work on Disney’s Brave soundtrack, this is Gaelic music and song at its very best. James MacKenzie, known for his work with Scottish Folk group Breabach, performs with his new band, playing material from his recently released solo album. The Armagh Pipers Club are festival favourites, bringing their blend of Irish tunes and songs to life at Piping Live! £12.50/£15.50. The New Athenaeum Theatre. 10pm Festival Club James Mackenzie, Le Pivenelsacco plus special guests A live music session that will go into the wee small hours! £5. The National Piping Centre. @glasgowpiping


Friday 16th August All Day The Glenfiddich Experience Sponsored by Glenfiddich. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am-5pm The Craft Clachan Visit our brand new craft fair featuring the best in Scottish Food and Crafts. Free. St Enoch Square. 10am Come and Try – Heedrum Hodrum Join the Heedrum Hodrum for your chance to try out the Pipes and Drums. Free. St Enoch Square. 10.30am CLASP World Amateur Solo Piping Competition – Grade 1 Free. IET Building at St Enoch Square. 11am Buchanan Street Bands International Pipe Bands will showcase their repertoire at our Piping Live! band spots along Buchanan Street before performing at St Enoch Square. 12noon Beat the Retreat. A showcase from the World Pipe Band Championships. 2pm Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band 2.30pm Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band 3pm Bucksburn and District Pipe Band Free. Buchanan Street & St Enoch. 11am and 2pm Glasgow Restaurant Association Showcase Join a selection of restaurants from Glasgow Restaurant Association for a free taster session in the Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. Today- Lychee Oriental and Butcher Shop Bar and Grill 11am and 2.30 pm Come and Try… Bagpipes Come along and try your hand at the basics of piping! £2. The National Piping Centre. 11am and 3pm Museum Tour Discover the treasures of the Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre with a guided tour from Centre Librarian James Beaton. Free. Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre. 12noon Sibelius Workshop – Lorne MacDougall An interactive workshop on using sibelius for pipers. Free. The National Piping Centre. 12noon Piobaireachd of the Day £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 12noon Pipe Up! Talk – E-Learning and iPad Tutor Book Learning anywhere, anytime with The National Piping Centre’s new E-Learning website. This demonstration shows you the technology behind The National Piping Centre’s new online classrooms. Free. The National Piping Centre. 12noon Live at the Street Cafe – James Mackenzie Multi Instrumentalist James MacKenzie, known for his work with Scottish Folk group Breabach, performs with his new band, playing material from his recently released solo album. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 1pm Live at the Street Café – Duo LaGrange Rutkowski Two fantastic musicians from the Central region of France, playing a selection of traditional and contemporary tunes on bagpipe and Accordion. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre Auditorium. 1pm Lunchtime Recitals – Willie McCallum and Roddy MacLeod MBE Undoubtedly two of the greatest pipers of all time share the stage in this unique recital. £6/£4. The National Piping Centre. 1.30pm Gaelic Taster Taster session for basic Gaelic Language. Perfect for beginners. Free. The National Piping Centre. 1.30pm Music of the Nations – Konogan An Habask Konogan An Habask is a multi-instrumentalist (bombard, binioù, uilleann pipes & low whistles) from Quimper, Brittany. Konogan been on the Breton folk scene for more than 15 years and is accompanied by Tibo Niobé on guitar and Gabi Faure on fiddle. Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch. www.pipinglive.co.uk


1.30pm Sid Moore (Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band) £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping. 2pm Street Cafe Sponsor Spot – Begg Bagpipes A showcase from today’s Street Cafe sponsor, Begg Bagpipes, featuring the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Edward Seaman and Robbie Greig. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 2pm Reed Manipulation Workshop – Dougie Murray With over 30 years experience in solo piping and pipe bands, Douglas Murray, maker of Murray Reeds demonstrates the fine art of reed manipulation. £5 (free to College members and U16s). College of Piping 2.45pm Book Launch – Fred Morrison, Outlands Legendary Piper Fred Morrison launches his long awaited new collection of music Outlands. Free. The National Piping Centre. 3.30pm Piping Live! Haggis eating competition Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 4pm Fred Morrison Reel Pipes Pipe Idol Final The four finalists take to the National Piping Centre Stage for the grand final of Pipe Idol. The winner will be presented with a set of Fred Morrison Reel Pipes. £5. The National Piping Centre. 4.30pm St Enoch Sessions – Armagh Pipers Free. Glenfiddich Tent at St Enoch Square. 4.30pm Whisky Tasting with Glenfiddich Come along and test your taste buds with the wonderful Glenfiddich whiskies. Free but ticketed. The National Piping Centre. 4.30pm Street Café Session – Ross Ainslie Sponsored by Begg Bagpipes. Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 5.30pm CLASP Prizegiving Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 6pm Pipe Band Practice – Ottowa Police Pipe Band Free. Street Café at The National Piping Centre. 7.30pm Friday Night Folk – Niall and Cillian Vallely, Voyage Quartet, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Big band Featuring three of the most exciting, modern collaborations on the folk/ piping scene. Piping Live! favourites Ross Ainslie ( Scottish pipes/whistles) and Jarlath Henderson (Uillian pipes/whistles) started playing together in 2003 and together create a pipe sound that pushes the boundaries of what both Irish and Scottish Instruments can achieve together. Cillian and Niall Vallely, Two fantastic musicians from the famous Vallely family play blistering traditional and contemporary tunes from Ireland and beyond on Uillean pipes and Concertina. Highland musician Angus MacKenzie (pipes/ whistle) and Ross Martin (guitar), both well known from their performances with Diamh, team up with two Breton Stars, Yann-Fanch Kemener (vocals) and Arnaud Ciapolino (wooden flute) for a night of top International music. £12.50/£15.50 (*online booking fees may apply) Òran Mór. 10pm Festival Club A live music session that will go into the wee small hours! £5. The National Piping Centre.

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Saturday 17th and Sunday18th August The World Pipe Band Championships The biggest piping competition on the planet has grown to a full weekend this year. There will be heats over both days culminating in Sunday’s thrilling Grade 1 Finals. On Saturday spectators can also enjoy the prestigious Drum Major competition and the best in Highalnd Dancing, and on Sunday - new for 2013 - hear live bands in the Music Tent. The Worlds also features an extended two-day Worlds Highlander Competition, with strong-men and -women from across the globe in an impressive display of strength. Throughout the weekend there’s also a fantastic Children’s Area, food stalls, a flavour bar and the traders area with merchandise and souvenirs on sale. Find out more at www.theworlds.co.uk

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Sunday 18th August Piping Live! Wrap Party After a weekend at The World Pipe Band Championships come down to The National Piping Centre for our open house wrap party. We’ve got some fantastic music from Fred Morrison, the Tryst’ bar is open til the small wee hours, a Glenfiddich whisky tasting, and a ceilidh to round off the worlds biggest week of piping! 7pm Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting Free. The Pipers Tryst. 7.30pm Wrap party with Fred Morrison and Matheu Watson, and Catriona Watt Come and enjoy the delights of the Virtuosic and dynamic Fred Morrison to finish of the World’s biggest and best week of Piping. Joining Fred in this great concert is singer Catriona Watt, former BBC Scotland Young Musician of the Year and Mod Gold Medallist. £12. The National Piping Centre. 8pm Tryst Sessions Chilled out session in The Pipers Tryst Restaurant 10pm - Late Celebration Ceilidh £5. The National Piping Centre.

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Valid from Sunday 11th August 2013Sunday 18th August 2013. Maximum party size 10. Over 18’s only. Last orders 8.45pm.


Craft Clachan

The Piping Live! Craft Clachan in St Enoch Square offers a unique taste of Scotland with boutique gifts, luxury food items, piping memorabilia as well as Piping Live! merchandise and tourism information. Open Monday – Friday from 10am This year we have the following Exhibitors The National Piping Centre Shop - Offering Piping Live! merchandise, various CDs and books, piping memorabilia and much more. It’s the Thought that Counts - Fantastic gifts and crafts, perfect as presents or to take home for a memento of your time in Glasgow. Thorntonhall Ice Cream - A range of locally made real dairy ice cream and fresh fruit sorbet. Delicious Ice Cream is made to the highest standards at Meikle Dripps Farm, Thorntonhall, on the southside of Glasgow. Threepwood Fayre - Founded in 1989, Threepwood Fayre is a genuine cottage industry producing high quality hand made confections. Following traditional Scottish reciped using natural spring water together with the finest of ingredients gathered from all over the world MacMurchie Bagpipes - Makers of quality pipes, reeds and hide bags specialising in repair and silver work The Fudge Shop - Handmade Fudge, Tablet, Macaroon, Novelty Sweets Simply Add Chilli - Lovingly handmade in the West of Scotland with 100% fresh and natural ingredients, the unique and exciting flavour of SIMPLY add CHILLI comes from the combination of fresh chillis and strawberries. Prestwick Airport - Promoting the services that Glasgow Prestwick Airport have to offer with free flight schedules, magazines, freebies a competition running for one lucky winner to win Free flights. Pipers Wellies – High quality, unique wellington boots, specifically designed for the world of Pipe Band and Highland Dancing. Mithrill Jewellery – A wide range of high quality silver, gold and enamel jewellery, often incorporating semi precious stones, from indigenous to original contemporary style.

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Thousands of the world’s top pipers are set to decend upon Glasgow from 11th-18th August 2013 to perform alongside the creme de la crème of Scottish homegrown talent as part of Piping Live!’s 10th Birthday. Events take place in various locations across the city and festival-goers will be able to enjoy fantastic live music in some of Glasgow’s most stunning locations.

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THE NATIONAL PIPING CENTRE AND MUSEUM, STREET CAFÉ AT THE NATIONAL PIPING CENTRE AND FESTIVAL CLUB 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW T 0141 353 0220 www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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ST ENOCH SQUARE Glasgow City, G1

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GLASGOW GREEN Glasgow City, G40

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Òran Mór Top of Byres Road, Glasgow T 0141 357 6200 www.oran-mor.co.uk

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IET TEACHERS BUILDING St Enoch Square, Glasgow

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TODDS BAR AT STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY Weaver Street, Glasgow, G4 0NP T 0141 548 2435 www.toddsbar.com

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THE NEW ATHENAEUM THEATRE 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB T 0141 332 5057 www.rcs.ac.uk

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COLLEGE OF PIPING 16 – 24 Otago St, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G12 8JH T 0141 334 3587 www.college-of-piping.co.uk

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CLYDE AUDITORIUM SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW T 0844 395 4000 www.ticketsoup.com

New Athenaeum: 0141 332 5057 National Piping Centre: 0141 353 0220 Òran Mór: 0141 357 6200 College of Piping: 0141 334 3587

Please visit www.pipinglive.co.uk for all details

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Piping Live! 2013 Programme  

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