There appears to have been great anticipation of a KPB blog on the 2nd as there were 130 visitors to the site, this is unprecedented and is 30% up on the times I actually publish stuff. Continue reading 2015 stats and stuff
The season of Lights is upon us and as a band we do our fair share of welcoming the big chap in the red suit. The bone chilling Saint Andrew’s Day call off is behind us and we are fired up for the Erskine Tree of Honour service. The pipers are crammed into a shoebox when I arrive. Stoo spots right away that I’m wearing jeans and a Crocodile Dundee hat and demands an excuse for not playing. Continue reading Step into the Light
The words ‘Fancy Dress’ were added to ‘Annual Cèilidh’ in a fit of mischief by our new Drum Sergeant, Stewart, who likes to spread panic and fear. Our annual shindig is always on the same night each year, we arrange it to clash with the Scouts’ Firework display, we have our reasons. Continue reading Cèilidhs and Poppies
Saturday was being pushed by the Albert Committee, a three line whip was in place, everyone going to Albert next June should be at Tesco, Linwood by 11am for a day of bag packing joy. Continue reading Every Little Helps
So what do you write about when nothing is happening? Continue reading Nothing to see, move along
When it was announced that we were having a Beetle Drive as a fund raiser many people assumed the 60’s had joined the committee and our next venture would be a Tea Dance. Continue reading Beetle Driving, a young yins game
Ladies and Gentlemen we are a registered charity, number SC045878. This involves many obligations on us and you, including you giving us money. This band was re-established in the early naughties to plug a gap in the cultural life of the village, I remember following the pipe band as a child, I remember my sister vanishing at the first skirl of a drone or bray of a chanter and reappearing in a kilt so we could run behind the band. It was part of childhood and it just stopped. We were too young to grasp the politics, it just stopped. For a long time. Continue reading Looking forward, backward, all aroundward
Why is it always assumed I want to put up tents?
I’m here anyway putting up the Event Shelter and it all goes surprisingly smoothly until we decide (Isy decides) we need the wee gazebo over the decking. This isn’t one of your Pop-up, 30 second, shazaam, it’s done, jobs. An erection manual is required, very much required, as are four people to hold things and a supervisor. The whole thing is guyed down and secured using unpickable knots and we discover that the party is inside the pub anyway. Continue reading 2015 Barbeque
I vowed to myself last year that I would enjoy Cowal Games this year and when I say ‘enjoy’ I mean ‘remember’.
Continue reading Cowal, the season Finale
Who could say no to a Saturday in Rothesay, the jewel of Argyll and metropolis of Bute. Rothesay always attracts the travelling support and the bus was fairly full as we left the village in the wrong direction, Continue reading Rothesay on Beautiful %#@is Island