A Celebration of Duncan Johnstone and His Music
Join us online from The National Piping Centre at 7pm on Saturday 10th April as we premier a fantastic concert to celebrate the life and works of Duncan Johnston, who was a hugely influential piper, teacher and composer. Tickets for this event are £10 to watch a fantastic night of music.
A Celebration of Duncan Johnstone and his Music will be an evening of fantastic music and interviews with students of Duncan’s and fans of his music. During the concert you will hear solo piping from Roddy MacLeod MBE, one of Duncan’s most well-known pupils and John Dew who was the last overall winner of the competition in 2019. The event was recorded at The National Piping Centre in early March in strict adherence to all social distancing and COVID safe guidelines.
The NPC’s Director of Piping Finlay MacDonald has put together a band with fiddler Marie Fielding, founder member of Capercaillie and Director of Celtic Connections Donald Shaw, and guitarist Steve Byrne, for a cracking set of tunes, showing us why Duncan’s music is so highly regarded in the wider traditional music scene.
Dougie Pincock, former piper with the Battlefield Band and Director of The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, will also perform from his home in Plockton, as well as discussing his years of tutelage with the great man, himself.
Finlay MacDonald said: “We wanted to make sure that we continue to honour and celebrate Duncan’s contribution to the piping world. This event showcases the depth and breadth of his music, but also gives us an opportunity to hear more about the man himself through those who had a personal connection to him and have been influenced by his body of work.”
This event will premiere online at 7pm on Saturday 10th April, then will be available to rewatch for one week, until Saturday 17th April 2021.
Watch the Trailer
Register for Tickets
- Click BUY TICKETS below to register now.
- When the pop out box opens up, it says Login / Sign Up at the top.
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- If you watched any of the Piping Live! or Glenfiddich events, please use the LOGIN section and enter the same login credentials that you used while registering for Piping Live!/The Glenfiddich.
- From there you will be prompted to pay for the event.
On the day, come back to this page and refresh the spage (top left of you page, curly arrow button) at 7pm, then sit back and enjoy the day. The stream will remain online for one week after the event for you to rewatch.
How to log in or view the event
- To log in and view the event, please return here, to this page www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/livestream after purchasing your tickets.
- Once you have completed your purchase, it maybe that you are already logged in. Please scroll to the bottom of the page, and you should see a short video from The National Piping Centre.
If you see the purchase box
- Click on the "Buy tickets" Button below as you did when you purchased
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- Once you are logged in, you should see a short video explaining how to refresh the stream as the event starts.
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To Watch the Event on Saturday 10th April
At 7pm, please refresh your page (top left of your screen, curly arrow) to get the stream to start.
Don't worry, when you refresh, it will start from the beginning, so even if you are a few minutes late, you won't miss a thing.
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If the broadcast is buffering, you can lower the bandwidth which should stop this. In the video player, at the bottom right of the screen, you will see a small cog button. Click that and select 720p or less.
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