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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.

Winters Traditions

30th of November marks the switch from autumn to winter and start of the Season of Lights. We as a band have traditionally stood or marched at these sparkly events dressed in festive black and scowling. This year is different. Pipey, still hallucinating from the Benylin™, has insisted we wear Christmas jumpers and smile.

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Where Worlds Collide

Friday of Worlds week used to be the Grade 1 qualifiers when bands from the Antipodes played twice then went home but this year there have been changes and all the bands will play four times over two days and all the results get tallied up. This means a lot of hard work for the Pipeys as they try to hone their sound and keep it. I, however, am in the house waiting for a furniture delivery and looking at the rain glad to not be out in it.

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Live Piping in Glasgow

Everyone should take a weeks holiday in their home town. It’s amazing the things you see when you aren’t rushing along head down with places to be. It’s a real eye opener to see Glasgow as a tourist; the splendid architecture and friendly people, the spectacle and drama a big city and the concerned folk talking to street sleepers. Even the Polis seemed friendly.

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Drones over Ardrossan

The watching of weather apps on phones becomes compulsive on the run up to a Highland Games and the forecast for Sunday the wetth of June wasn’t looking good but as the week drove on the expected gloom stayed in England. There was a lot of searching for capes and general resignation of damp to follow.

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