Piping Live 2012 - Official Launch

19/04/2012

A Quartet from the band was amongst a host of musicians that officially launched this year’s ‘Piping Live’ festival in a concert held within the National Piping Centre, Glasgow, on Thursday 19th April 2012.

Pictured below are the pipers who played on the night - Glenn Brown, David Wilton, Jonathan Cheyne and Chris MacDonald.

They played the following sets: 4/4 Marches – Horsburgh Castle, Garden’s of Skye, Bessie Weatherston and Lord Lovat’s Lament. Hornpipes – Maui to Kona and The Kitchen Piper. The Quartet finished their evening’s selection by giving the audience the first official airing of the band’s new competition medley for 2012 – The Battle of Waterloo, The Hill of Garvock, Fiona MacDonald, Lord Clyde’s Reel, The Primrose Lassies, Inverinate House, Ananda na Gael, The Foot Tapper.

The concert was recorded live by BBC Radio Scotland and was aired on their weekly piping programme ‘Pipeline’, hosted by Gary West (pictured above). You can still log on and catch the show until 21:00hrs on Saturday 28th April.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01gh92v

Piping Live! 2012 – Make sure you are part of 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 very much alive.

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. The venues are as varied as the performers, from workshops to master classes, ceilidhs to concerts and street performances. Its fast, fun, moving, informative, entertaining, exhilarating – it’s Piping Live!

6th – 12th August 2012

So make sure you are part of Piping Live!

Now entering its 9th year, the Piping Live! programme showcases the experimental energy of today’s newest talent such as Niteworks and Rura, as well as the accomplishment of established musicians from around the world. This year the festival will host performances from bands and musicians from 10 European countries including, Rotoro (Estonia), Lyra (Bulgaria), Dram (Sweden) and Franco Calanca (Italy). The event programme also includes everything from workshops to masterclasses, ceilidhs to concerts and street performances, there are almost 150 free and ticketed events taking place morning, noon and night at venues across the city from 6-12th August.

For more information and tickets please visit:

http://www.pipinglive.co.uk

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