Piping Live!

Piping Live!

When: 8th – 14th August 2016
Location: Various

Tickets: Varies by event

Piping Live! is back in 2016 for another exciting week long piping event throughout the city centre!


Piping Live! is a week long piping event that makes Glasgow the centre of the world stage for piping brilliance. It’s exciting and challenging, traditional and contemporary and will celebrate it’s 13th year in 2016.

You’ll discover the experimental energy of today’s newest talent to the awesome accomplishment of established musicians from across the globe.  There is something going on morning, noon and night: from workshops to masterclasses, and from ceilidhs to concerts and street performances.  As part of Piping Live, the World Pipe Band Championships will also take place on the 13th of August in Glasgow Green.

St Enoch Square will act as the new hub for Piping Live! while George Square undergoes some changes, and will offer a brand new performance tent featuring daily performances by some of the best folk musicians and pipers from across the globe.  The square will also have delicious food and drink on offer and will host the popular Craft Clachan stalls offering a whole host of Scottish crafts and products for the public to browse and buy.

Events, Tickets & Venues

All week long there will be events taking place all over Glasgow in venues that are as varied as the performers, ranging from open-air performances in St Enoch Square to those in the National Piping Centre.

It’s fast, fun, moving, informative, entertaining, exhilarating – it’s Piping Live!

Events will be announced between now and the start of Piping Live! For information on specific events, venues and ticket prices, please visit the Piping Live website.

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