A group of talented musicians gathered at the top of Buchanan Street today in preparation for this summer’s Piping Live! Festival.

Clad in bright yellow t-shirts to mark their partnership with the Beatson Cancer Charity,  a selection of Big Band members treated onlookers to a rousing rendition of tunes including Scotland the Brave.

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Glasgow Times:

It’s just a small preview of an exciting Big Band event that will take place later this year to mark the launch of the 2022 Piping Live! Festival.

On August 8, pipers and drummers and chanter players of all ages and abilities are invited to join in with a repertoire of familiar favourites while marching through Glasgow city centre.

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Glasgow Times:

Finlay MacDonald, the Festival’s Artistic Director, said: "We're here today to let people the Big Band performance in August.

"This is the fifth time that we’ve had a big charity event like this to launch the festival.

"Anyone can join in by registering online and coming along to Blythswood Square on the day.

"The whole band of around 150 will parade towards George Square to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity."

Glasgow Times: Pictured: Piping Live! Festival Artistic Director Finlay MacDonaldPictured: Piping Live! Festival Artistic Director Finlay MacDonald

Looking forward to the full week of Piping Live!, which runs from August 6 to 14, Finlay said: "It's our 19th edition of the festival after the last two years which have been quite difficult this will be our first full in-person events.

"We'll be getting back to different venues across Glasgow like the Royal Concert Hall and the National Piping Centre.

“It will feel like a really celebratory event bringing us back to the Piping Live that we all know and love.”

For more information or to register for the Big Band event click here.

Pictured in today's Band are Jamie Macrae, Dan Nevans, Andrew Bova, Mackenzie Forrest, Cameron Lawson, Stephen McCusker, Hazel Whyte and Ailis Sutherland.