Thanks to the live-streaming of the Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championships, the whole world can hear and see the contestants and their performances at the world’s most prestigious Highland piping competition.
This year the good people who organize the event offered pipes|drums exclusive access to what goes on behind the scenes at Blair Castle. So we purchased tickets, took time off of work (we don’t do all this stuff for a living), packed up our gear, got on a few planes and arrived in our jet-lagged state to take in the day-and-a-half of events in Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.
The result is a special video and photos that offer pipes|drums readers a special glimpse at the event, the venue, the hall, the corridors of Blair Castle, the tuning rooms, the judges, the stewards and of course the competitors.
If you enjoy the video and photos even half as much as we enjoyed the in-person experience of the Glenfiddich weekend, we will be pleased, so please use our various comments systems to let us know.
Our thanks to Glenfiddich organizer, and 2015 special Balvenie Medal recipient, Liz Maxwell and her excellent team for her help and hospitality, and congratulations to all stewards and competitors on what is certainly the world’s greatest solo piping event.