Glasgow & Strathclyde

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band, a Malaysian Sikh Band, tunes up outside the Gurdwara Singh Sabah temple in Glasgow ahead of their performances at Pipping Live! and the World Pipe Band Championships PIC: John Devlin

Music review: Piping Live!, various venues, Glasgow

OUTSIDE the National Piping Centre’s thronged Street Café, someone is sporting a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Bagpipes – putting the ‘Fun’ back in Funeral”. It’s a witty manifestation of what is often a very serious business, as Glasgow becomes a drone-centred universe during Piping Live!, the city’s week-long count-down to today’s World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green.

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