As well as the competitive side of the worlds, there is also a fantastic fringe festival. Piping Live this year features all sorts of events which will make for a great week in Glasgow.
As part of the fringe, there are a few extra competitions. One such competition is Pipe Idol - a solo competition which progresses throughout the week with three heats leading to the final on the Thursday evening.
There are also a number of interesting concerts, including the Glasgow launch party for The Music of Fraser Shaw, which I wrote about in this column previously. The Peatbog Faeries take to the stage in the Drygate Brewery on the Friday night and the After Worlds Shindig Cèilidh
is played this year by the Shimmy Grand Cèilidh Band. All tickets for fringe events are available from Piping Live website.