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Come to Glasgow for the Glasgow International Piping Festival and World Pipe Band Championships.


Join us at our Argyll Hotel in Glasgow during 10th - 16th August 2009 for Piping Live, music of the Clans. Hear the best in piping music from around the world in Glasgow as a global celebration of piping music takes place in the city. The world’s best and emerging pipers will descend on Glasgow for this sixth Piping Live Festival.

The week long festival of piping is one of the UK’s most exciting annual celebrations of Scottish culture, running from Monday August 10th until Sunday 16th August.

For one week across various venues and outdoor spaces, Piping Live will showcase the best that international piping has to offer and the Music of the Clans at Piping Live 2009 will be a fantastic series of events celebrating the shared history between the clans and piping.

Monday night is the traditional Opening Night Concert. This year it will be in the Old Fruitmarket, in Glasgow’s Merchant City and will feature The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Bodega in a great concert to kick off the festival.

George Square will provide the city centre with a real buzz by staging free daily highlights. The National Piping Centre will be the festival’s hub, hosting come and try sessions, as well as performances in the outdoor Street Café from some of the best piping folk combos, duos and groups.

The Piping Live festival week will climax at the World Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 15th August at Glasgow Green, the city’s oldest park space.

The World Pipe Band Championships have been associated with Glasgow since 1948 and are a celebration of the very best of Scottish music, culture and dance.

The event will see more than 8,000 pipers and drummers from across the globe competing for the coveted title of World Champions 2009.

Following the day’s intense competition and the crowning of the new world champions the party atmosphere will continue at the After Worlds Shindig – in honour of all of the competing bands.

Why not join us at the Argyll Hotel this summer, and enjoy world class piping and drumming this year at the World Pipe Band Championships and its renowned international piping festival, Piping Live. It will be a piping spectacular!

The Argyll Hotel has a selection of Single, Twin, Double and Family Rooms.


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