Piping Live! 2021

More Power to Your Elbow - Lowland and Border Pipers' Society

Sunday 8th August 2021 19:30

The Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society are delighted to be presenting the concert "More Power to Your Elbow" in this year’s Piping Live! festival.


The details of the event are on the Piping Live! website:

The Lowland and Border Pipers' Society present a very special evening of programming on Sunday 8th August, celebrating the music of bellows pipers.

The LBPS brings you an exciting blend of tradition and innovation in this celebration of the music of the bellows bagpipes of Scotland, past and present. Featuring some of the finest and most experienced players of those instruments from across the nation, commemoration is very much in the air, as we pay tribute to two key figures of the bellows revival who have sadly passed away of late, Iain MacDonald and Nigel Richard. And in the very week of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, we take you on a journey in music and song to the banks of the Tweed, featuring a range of the wonderful ballads he collected – expect tales of love, honour and revenge aplenty! We can’t wait – do join us as we offer you More Power to Your Elbow!


The concert will feature the following musicians. Please click the links to read about them:

Fraser Fifield

Annie Grace

Stuart Letford

Anna Massie

Finlay MacDonald

Dougie Pincock

Gary West


The concert will be held at the National Piping Centre, Glasgow, and there will be tickets available for online viewing and in person.



Individual Ticket: £17.50 online/in person

Piping Live Festival Pass: £65

Tickets are available on the Piping Live! website for online viewing or in person. Please click on this link.


Hope to see you there – it will be a great evening!!

The Piping Live! festival is a week long celebration of piping held in Glasgow in the week prior to the World Pipe Band Championships. It is estimated that the festival alone adds £12 million to Scotland's tourism revenue and it is the largest bagpipe festival in the world, showcasing the best talent from a range of traditions.

The LBPS has been involved with the festival in one way or another since it began in 2003. We have hosted Club Nights in the Piping Centre under the direction of Hamish Moore, our members have played in the tent, in the street, on platforms and in fields. We have also held concerts as part of the official programme. In 2017, the current Convenor, Donald Lindsay was inspired to hold a ‘chill-out’ barbecue with pipes day on the Sunday after the Worlds and this has been successfully held again in 2018.

Details of this annual festival will be posted in the News section of the site and across social media.