Bill Livingstone Special Guest at Pre-World's Concert

Joins Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band on Stage for Special Performance

Bill Livingstone will join Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band as their special guest, live on stage at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 as part of the renowned ‘Pre-World's’ concert. Bill will lead the band through a selection of his most-loved compositions, including A Jacobite March.

“We are thrilled to have Bill join us at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall,” said Ryan Canning, Pipe Major of the Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. “Bill is a living legend of piping and pipe bands and the whole band is really excited to have him join us on stage. I first spoke to Bill months ago about this and am delighted to now be able to confirm the news.”

“I was absolutely delighted to receive Ryan’s invitation and can’t wait to get on stage on the 9th of August,” said Bill Livingstone. “It’s going to be a fantastic night of music with one of the best bands in the world.”

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia are 16 time RSPBA World Champions, taking the top prize most recently in 2015. The band is led by Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Lead Drummer Andrew Lawson. For updates on the show and all the latest band news, go to or on Facebook @shottspipeband.

The Glasgow Skye Pipe Band has been proudly producing the ‘Pre-World's’ concert since 1994. The event is a hallmark of the pre-World's week in Glasgow and draws thousands of pipe band enthusiasts from around the globe. It is organized and run by members of the Skye Band, and aims to showcase the best pipe bands in the world to a local and international audience.

Tickets are now over 65% sold out! Don’t miss your chance to be there to see it live. Tickets are still available from the Royal Concert Hall box office online or on(+44) 0141 353 8000 (Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm). Tickets are £20.