Thousands flock to Glasgow for World Pipe Band Championships in August

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As thousands of pipers and drummers prepare to compete in the international event, spectators will be able to enjoy live pipe-band music throughout the weekend.

The competition is taking place for the first time since 2019 due to cancellations due to the pandemic.

Organizers Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow Life are expecting 146 competitors from 10 countries including Austria, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Argentina and the USA.

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Jacqueline McLaren, Lord Provost of Glasgow City Council and Chief of this year’s Championship, said: “The World Pipe Band Championships are a wonderful spectacle that celebrates Scottish culture, and I am honored to serve as Chieftain .

“The Worlds bring the atmosphere of a carnival to Glasgow Green and give history an opportunity to be made. It’s an unforgettable occasion, and I would urge anyone who can join in and enjoy the sights and sounds of the best pipe bands.” can experience the world.”

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Kevin Reilly, President of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “We are delighted to be back in Glasgow Green for the pinnacle of competitive pipe band competition.

“After a two-year absence, Piper and the drummers are eager to go and perform in front of thousands of supporters. The world is a much-anticipated occasion, and it’s exciting to see 146 bands participate. It promises to be a memorable band and more. programs for spectators who come from far and wide to participate.”

The world will be in Glasgow at the same time Piping Live! Which this year runs between Friday, August 6th and Sunday, August 14th.


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