The year in news: the Top 10 pipes|drums stories of 2011
#7. Piping Live! expands yet again
The eighth variation of the Piping Live! Glasgow International Festival of Piping grew to more than 170 performances over the course of eight days in Glasgow in August. Piping Live! continues to go from strength-to-strength, and now probably outstrips the World Pipe Band Championships itself in terms of galvanizing the interest of the piping and drumming public and, as always, pipes|drums was there on each of the biggest days of that hamburger week in Glasgow.
Excellent summary. Ending with a reminder of the good byes we had to say to the great characters and friends we share the love of the music with, puts it all in perspective. How lucky we are to love the pipes and share the music and our lives with such wonderful folk!