Glasgow’s Piping Live! returns with a programme of in-person and virtual events running from Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th August.
The world’s biggest piping festival, it celebrates its return to the full in-person programme for the first time since 2019, offering a blended showcase of in-person gigs and online events, so both local and international audiences can enjoy the array of world-class performances.
Now in its 19th year and staging its first full in-person programe since 2019, the festival annually attracts over 30,000 attendees. It presents an eclectic and varied programme, including world-class performances, music sessions, recitals, talks, competitions, book launches, workshops and more.
Among the musicians appearing this year are BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award-winning piper Brìghde Chaimbeul, Iranian piper Liana Sharifian, Estonian group Est Pipes, Hungarian bagpipe-hurdy gurdy duo Balázs Istvánfi & András Németh, uilleann piper Leonard Barry, and Herald Angel winning piper and Gaelic singer Allan MacDonald.
The headline event will take place at the Old Fruitmarket with the multi award-winning folk band RURA, alongside the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie and the festival’s flagship evening of solo piping will feature Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston, Sarah Muir, Angus MacColl and Matt MacIsaac.
Finlay MacDonald, Artistic Director for Piping Live!, said: “We are delighted to be returning to our full programme of in-person events for 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming back pipers and drummers from across the globe with a line-up of new events and festival favourites. We are also really pleased to be able to offer a livestream of so many events as we know there are still many who can’t make it to Glasgow for this incredible week of music.”