Strathclyde Uni World’s Week events include McCallum bagpipe draw
The University of Strathclyde is once again offering a full slate of daily piping and drumming events to complement the chock-a-block Piping Live! program during the week preceding the World Pipe Band Championships.
With the Lord Todd Bar at the University of Strathclyde returning as the venue, a highlight of the week is the University of Strathclyde Piping Recital Challenge – the original event that started the University’s ongoing interest in taking advantage of the week.
For the first time, McCallum Bagpipes of Kilmarnock, Scotland, has donated a set of pipes to be awarded to a lucky ticket holder at the Piping Recital Challenge, which this year features world-renowned pipers Alasdair Gillies, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell and Chris Armstrong.
The full 2008 Todd’s Bar program of events:
Monday, August 11th
1 pmTickets £10 from Innovation Promotions
Tuesday, August 12th
4:30 pmTodd’s Bar Masters Drumming Recital – A Tribute to Alex DuthartFeaturing Jim Kilpatrick, Reid Maxwell, Barry Wilson and Drew Duthart, the Drum Corps of Simon Fraser University and House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead. Hosted by Ken Eller.Tickets £10 each from Todd’s Bar (0141-548-2435)
Wednesday, August 13th
2:30 pmMcCallum Bagpipes RecitalFeaturing Willie McCallum, Rory Grossart, Sylvan Hamon and others. Hosted by Alan HamiltonAdmission: free8 pmScottishPowerOpen practice
Thursday, August 14th
2 pmAn hour with Jim KilpatrickAdmission: free7:30 pmUniversity of Strathclyde Piping Recital ChallengeFeaturing Alasdair Gillies, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell and Chris Armstrong. Hosted by John WilsonTickets £10 each from Todd’s Bar (0141-548-2435)
Friday, August 15th
2:30 pmWillie McCallum RecitalAdmission: free4:30 pmHouse of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (not confirmed)Open practice
Sunday, August 17th
7:30 pmKaraoke Night at the Lord Todd, presented by Winter StormAdmission: free