Tag Archives: Cardwell Garden Centre

Typical Bank Holiday

The banks might’ve been on holiday but the gallant lads and lassies of KPB were working their socks off. Wee Jo had arranged a Morrisons bagpack fundraiser for Albert, and Pipey wanted as many there as possible so the rules for tardiness and forgetfulness were in abeyance. Continue reading Typical Bank Holiday

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Garden Centres and Subway Stations

By Coinneach Combe at the News Desk

On a fine Saturday afternoon Kilbarchan Pipe Band travelled to Gourock to play for our supporters at Cardwell Garden Centre. The weather stayed dry and the midges were not too hungry as we entertained the customers and staff with several sets of music with stops to storm the café ramparts. Continue reading Garden Centres and Subway Stations

Hibernate ’til May, aye right!

The Pipe Band season finishes for us at the Barbeque and that should be it; pipes cleaned and put away, everything else cleaned and polished and stowed until required. An email arrives from Pipey to that effect also warning us to warm up our practice chanters and pads as we have work to do. Pity the bottom hand this winter because we have to sharpen those embellishments.We now embark on a period of working on the street tunes and welcoming and evaluating new playing members. The atmosphere begins to chill and all sense of urgency drains away, Neil lets a sloppy tacum go by without comment and we all sit about waiting for the new tunes. ZZZzzz! Continue reading Hibernate ’til May, aye right!