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, Jack Lee, Roderick Macleod MBE, William McCallum, Finlay Johnston, Angus MacColl, Iain Speirs, Glenn Brown and Connor Sinclair.
The participants were selected from the two qualifying events that took place, with Stuart Liddell as the 2020 champion and Callum Beaumont as the overall winner of the Piping Live! Masters Competition. The other competitors were chosen based on previous achievements at the Glenfiddich Piping Championship and will travel to Perthshire this October for the annual meet.
Tickets for this year's event at £15/£12 to attend Blair Castle on the day, with Ceilidh Tickets available to add on for £60 per person. The livestream is £15 to watch the full day of events, and which gives you the option to watch again for 7 days after.
As a thank you to our local and international supporters, oeveryone who books a ticket in advance for the competition, both in-person or online, into a special prize draw. Ticket holders will have the chance to win a set of bagpipes, Piping Live! 2022 festival passes and a host of other exciting goodies. Watch this space for more details.
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
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 attend Blair Castle in person
To purchase tickets in advance to watch the event online go to ticketweb at the link below. Here you will find day tickets for Blair Castle, as well as package tickets for the day time event and the evening Ceilidh. Day tickets are £15 / £12 concession and ceilidh tickets are £60 per person.
To Buy Tickets to watch the Livestream
Tickets for the livestream at £15 for the full day coverage, with 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.