Glenfiddich Piping Championships 2021
Glenfiddich Piping Championships 2021
The National Piping Centre and William Grant Foundation are delighted to announce that the Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2021 will return for its 48th edition with inperson and online audiences on Saturday 30th October 2021!
The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest exponents of Ceòl Mòr or Piobaireachd (the great music) and Ceòl Beag or light music (the little music). Run by The National Piping Centre, the world centre for excellence in bagpipe music, and funded through the William Grant Foundation, the event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.
This year’s competitors are Stuart Liddell, Callum Beaumont, Glenn Brown, Finlay Johnston, Jack Lee, Angus MacColl, Roderick MacLeod MBE, William McCallum, Connor Sinclair and Iain Speirs.
The judges for the day are:
Piobaireachd: John Wilson, Dr Jack Taylor, Cpt Stuart Samson (Retd)
March, Strathspey and Reel: Iain MacFadyen, William Morrison and Ian Duncan
Fear an Tighe: Bob Worrall
The tunes the competitors played in 2021 were selected as:
Callum Beaumont - Piob:The Daughter's Lament MSR: The Argyllshire Gathering, The Cameronian Rant, The Little Cascade
Glenn Brown: Piob: Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon MSR: Bonnie Ann, John Roy Stewart, Alan Minty
Finlay Johnston: Piob: Lament for the Union MSR: Inverlochy Castle, The Islay Ball, The Smith of Chilliechassie,
Jack Lee: Piob: Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie MSR: Abercairney Highlanders, The Caledonian Society of London, Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
Stuart Liddell: Piob: In Praise of Morag MSR: Mrs John MacColl, Inveraray Castle, John Morrison of Assynt House
William McCallum: Piob: The Earl of Ross's March MSR: Mrs Duncan MacFadyen, Susan MacLeod,John MacKechnie's Big Reel
Angus MacColl: The Unjust Incarceration MSR:MacLean of Pennycross, The Ewe wi' the Crookit Horn, Alick C. MacGregor
Roderick MacLeod MBE: Piob: Donald Gruamach's March MSR: The Marchioness of Tulliebardine, The Piper's Bonnet, The Grey Bob
Connor Sinclair: Piob:Lament for the Children MSR: The Braes of Castle Grant, Tulloch Castle, Broadford Bay
Iain Speirs: Piob: Scarce of Fishing MSR: P.M. J. McWilliams, The Top of Craigvenow, Traditional
Ticket Holders Prize Draw
As a thank you to our local and international supporters, everyone who books a ticket in advance for the competition, both in-person or online, into a special prize draw. We are delighted to announce that we have a set of MacRae SL4 pipes from McCallum Bagpipes, replicas of the set that Stuart Liddel the 2020 defending champion plays, and a set of the Celtic Heritage Bagpipes from R.G Hardie and Co, as well as a Piping Live! 2022 festival pass to give away. The winners were announced on the day as:
- Kelly William - Celtic Hertitage Pipes from R.G Hardie and Co
- Robert Grubb - MacRae SL4 bagpipes from McCallum Bagpipes
- Iain Cameron - Piping Live! Festival Pass
Make a Donation
This year, The National Piping Centre needs your help. The pandemic has hit our charity hard, making it hard to teach piping and continue to develop projects to support piping across the world. We would be grateful if you could make a donation to us to help us continue with our work into the future. If you are having a watch party where there are several of you getting together to watch on one ticket, we hope you could spare us a few extra pounds, euros or dollars, which would help ensure the future of The National Piping Centre and all its projects at this worrying time.
How to Register
To Buy Tickets to rewatch the Livestream
Tickets for the livestream at £15 to watch again available for 7 days after the event.
1. To get your tickets scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will see a picture of the 2020 winner.
a. Click on the green Buy Tickets/Watch Online button
2. A Pop-Out box opens up
3. In the box, under the NPC logo are two clickable options: "Login" and "Sign Up."
a. If you HAVE previously purchased tickets through Piping Live or The National Piping Centre:
i. Select "Login" (which may be the default)
ii. Enter your email and existing password
iii. Click on the gray/brown box that says "Log In"
iv. Follow the instructions to pay.
b. If you have NOT previously purchased tickets through Piping Live or The National Piping Centre:
i. Select the "Sign Up" option under the logo
ii. Follow the instructions to register and pay.
4. On the day, come back to this page and refresh the stream at 10am, then sit back and enjoy the day. The stream will remain online for 7 days after the event for viewers to re-watch.
How to log in or view the event
1. To log in and view the event, please return here, to this page www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/glenfiddich after purchasing your tickets.
2. You may already logged in.
3. Please scroll to the bottom of the page, and you should see what looks like a black box, with the words "This event hasnt started yet".
4. If you see this, you are already logged in and need take no further action until Saturday 30th October. On Saturday, please refresh the page at 10am and it will take you to the online stream.
If you see the purchase box again
1. Click on the "Buy tickets/Watch Online" button below as you did when you purchased
2. When the pop out box opens up, at the top you will see in small letters Log In/Sign up
3. Please click on Log In and there you can in put the email and password that you registered with
4. This should then take you through to a holding page, saying come back when the stream is live.
5. Refresh your page just before 10am on Saturday 30th October to get the livestream.
Please do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge browsers as these aren't compatible with the player. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers as they will show you the stream.
We recommend setting this up as soon as possible after purchasing your ticket. When you have logged in, you should see a holding screen with an image of the castle and trophy, and a donate button. Then just return there on the day, refresh the page at 10am and it should all become active.
For all authentication, payment and access related inquiries, please visit the InPlayer Support Center.
Buy a Gift Livestream Ticket
Use the button below here to purchase the Glenfiddich Piping Championship Online Tickets as a gift.