Artists

Angus MacColl

Born in Benderloch, near Oban, Angus MacColl initially learnt the pipes from his father. He has won Gold Medals at both the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering. He has also won the former winners Clasp at the Northern Meeting, and several Ceòl Beag prizes. He currently teaches at the Oban High School. He has won… Read more »

Bagad Brieg

With Bagad Brieg, an unforgettable show is guaranteed. Created in 1978 in Brieg, a small town 15 kilometres north of Quimper (Finistère), Bagad Brieg is a reference in the music of Bagadoù.This traditional Breton music band is always – at the state-of-the-art, combining music and stage performance. This is the reason why it is acclaimed… Read more »

Clan MacPherson Pipes and Drums

Formed in 1921 by Scottish immigrants, Clan MacPherson is celebrating its 95th year as one of the oldest continuously operating musical organizations of its type in the United States. Current band membership is comprised of a students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds and professions. The band has traveled internationally since 2002, making several… Read more »

Dosca

Since triumphantly bursting on to the folk scene at Celtic Connections 2015, Dosca – the energetic five piece ensemble of bagpipes, flute, guitar, bass and drums – are quickly making a name for themselves among some of Scotland’s finest folk acts. With influences from Scottish and Irish folk, as well as a hint of jazz,… Read more »

Duo Lagrange Rutkowski

In this duo, Gaël et Sébastien offer you traditional music for dancing, largely from the repertoire of the Morvan but also from those of the Auvergne and Ireland as well as their own original compositions. In the belief that traditional music is not moribund but is evolving through the years thanks to oral communication and… Read more »

Duo Lipparini Calanca

The Lipparini Calanca Duo join us here at Piping Live! from Bologna, Italy. The Duo members are Franco Calanca, who plays the Piva Emiliana, a type of Italian Bagpipe, and Mario Lipparini who will play the guitar and celtic harp. Their style of music is Anrique Music, Renaissance Music, 17° Century Music and 20° Century Folk Music all… Read more »

Eddie and Luc

Hailing from Glasgow’s vibrant traditional music scene, Piper and Whistle player Eddie Seaman (Barluath) and Guitarist/Singer Luc McNally (Dosca) combine in an exciting new duo. Since meeting in Glasgow in 2013 both musicians have toured extensively with several lineups including band’s such as Barlauth, Dosca and Sketch. They released their first EP Headlights in 2015… Read more »

Edmonton Youth Pipe Band

The Edmonton Youth Pipe Band is operated by the Edmonton Boys’ Pipe Band Association. Founded in 1929, the mission of the association has remained unchanged for nearly 90 years. That mission is in general; to foster and create interest in the Music, Lore, and Tradition of the Great Highland Bagpipe and in particular to maintain… Read more »

Inveraray and District Pipe Band

Formed by Pipe Major Stuart Liddell in 2005 the band started in Novice Juvenile Grade and made rapid progress from Novice to Juvenile to Grade 2 winning the World Championships in each grade – 2007 (Novice), 2008 (Juvenile) and 2009 (Grade 2). They were promoted to Grade 1 in 2010 and managed to get into… Read more »

New Zealand Police Pipe Band

Formed in 1936 as the Wellington Police Highland Pipe Band, and renamed in 1994, the New Zealand Police Pipe band celebrates its 80th year of service this year. From its original formation by a group of dedicated police officers at the Wellington South Police Station this Band is now one of the leading bands from… Read more »

North Stratton Pipe Band

The North Stratton Pipe Band was founded in October  2014 under Pipe Major Hugh Armstrong, Pipe Sergeant Rob McRae, and Lead Drummer Michael Hansen.  The band is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The band  had a very successful first season which saw them  finish 8th Place at the Grade 2 World Championships.  North Stratton… Read more »

Portland Metro Pipe Band

Portland Metro Pipe Band was formed in 2006 as a competitive pipe band for serious musicians. Led by Pipe Major Mark Tomasetti and Drum Sergeant Andrew Finley, Portland Metro Pipe Band is made up of Grade I and II players from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Portland Metro Pipe Band is a consistent prize winner in… Read more »

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right, the past 10 years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet! They are bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a… Read more »

Rob Roy Pipe Band and Highland Dancers

The Rob Roy Pipe Band and Highland Dancers of Kingston, Ontario, Canada is a strong community organization with a long history of offering instruction in piping, drumming and Highland dancing. The pipe band was established in 1953 with the dancers forming in 1962. As one of only a few permanently integrated band and dancer groups,… Read more »

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

Ross and Ali met at the Vale of Atholl pipe band when they were 12 years old. The boys were guided by one of the most influential pipers in the last 30 years Gordon Duncan. Gordon instilled a great passion in the guys for playing pipes with other instruments and they have gone on to… Read more »

Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart

Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart are a new Pipe and Fiddle duo based in Glasgow. They create a dynamic blend of traditional tunes and songs based around tight tune playing, variations, interweaving harmonies and rhythmic ideas. Ross is an established competition piper and Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. He is… Read more »

RURA

Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are “one of the most exciting band’s on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines). With their second album, 2015’s Despite the Dark, accompanied by extensive UK and international touring, RURA have cemented their reputation as one of Scotland’s most powerful folk-based bands. Their… Read more »

Stuart Liddell

Stuart Liddell

Stuart Liddell, from Inveraray, started piping at the age of nine and was originally taught by his grandfather, the late Pipe Major Ronald McCallum M.B.E. He has also had tuition from Jim Henderson and Hugh MacCallum. For seven years he was a member of the Scottish Power Pipe Band thereafter joining the Simon Fraser University… Read more »

The Armagh Pipers Club

We are delighted that once again a small group from the ranks of the Armagh Pipers Club will be joining us at Piping Live!. We are especially delighted that they are joining us this year, as 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the Armagh Pipers Club. The Club has been at the forefront of traditional music education… Read more »

The Bourdon Collectief

The Bourdon Collectief is a baroque ensemble featuring a very special kind of bagpipe, the French musette de cour. Not only do we place the musette de cour in the frontline, we also have a unique approach to French 18th century pastoral music. Chédeville, Boismortier… are often regarded as second-class composers. We want to give… Read more »

Toronto Police Pipe Band

As ambassadors of both the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto, Canada, the band is dedicated to playing good music well and to help bring the ancient sounds of the pipes and drums to citizens of Toronto – and the world. In 1912 the band was founded and led by Police Constable Thomas… Read more »

Willie McCallum

Willie McCallum is one of the foremost competing pipers in the world today. A native of Campbeltown, Kintyre, Willie has won almost every prize in solo piping and several times over. He received his main tuition from his uncles Ronald McCallum and Hugh A. McCallum and also came under the guidance of Ronald McCallum, MBE,… Read more »

Xeremiers de Soller

The association called Xeremiers de Sóller was born in 2011 with the main objective of keeping the tradition of the majorcan bagpipe (xeremies) and teaching new performers of this instruments. We take part in all the festivals that are celebrated in Sóller and in many arround Majorca . We have also performed in festivals in… Read more »