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A village based Pipe Band in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Kilbarchan Pipe Band has a strong family ethos and commitment to achieving the best from all our members. Putting music back at the heart of the communty.

Waiting in Dollar

As this was an early start and the Hat was driving I was super organised. However I decided at the last minute to wear my uniform and take my pipes, forget my hat, chair and lunch and dash back in for my phone. I think the excitement of a new venue got to me.

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Gourock, return of the rain

With a not unreasonably early start more dictated by parking concerns than Pipe Majoral demands myself and the Hat were wafted to Battery Park in electric luxury as it should be. The rain Gods of Auld Scotia had found us and the late spring driech made getting the Big Blue House of Fun constructed and the coffee table set up a priority

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The long road to Sanquhar

Saturday 25th of March saw the opening shots fired on the 2023 competition season at the A,D&G solos and full band competition. We had loads of pipers and drummers competing in the solos and we were playing as a band for the first time in Grade 4A, there would be nerves.

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Felice Navidad

Merry Christmas everyone, the big day is over and it’s turkey sandwiches and cold sprouts for the foreseeable future. The band have been working hard on the new tunes Pipey wants mastered but tradition dictates a pause over the festive period so we can forget them and concentrate on Auld Lang Syne and tunes for the dancing.

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Rothesay Games 2022

Another early Saturday morning on a coach heading for the coast, the weather was actually cold but was forecast to improve after our first jog through the circle. The atmosphere on the bus was also subdued, Tiny Bubbles burst from the speakers, lasted a few bars then the bubble burst and we proceeded in silence. This was the second last competition of what has been a very long and the very best season we have ever had, could we keep up the standard?

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All The Worlds a stage

Remember how I said I would be taking Worlds Week off from work as a matter of course. Well I couldn’t get it this year so had to make do with sporadic updates on Instagram and unpleasant gloating on Facebook. The star of the show this year has undoubtedly been Wee Joanne who has appeared everywhere. I will ignore everything that happened during the week and concentrate on Saturday, The Worlds. Because if I’m not there it didn’t happen.

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