The Season of Lights is on us, while other pipe bands stay indoors and coory up to the fire we of Kilbarchan Pipe Band are out and about welcoming Santa, spreading joy and illuminating trees, architecture and street furniture all over the place. Continue reading The Lights Fantastic
The season ended for us on the 19th of August in Rothesay and we embarked on the dark ‘closed season’ when souls are searched and decisions are taken that will shape the following year. Since then we have been busy on the rudiments of piping, drumming and partying. Continue reading Changing Seasons
I’ve taken a bit of time to write this as there was a lot to ruminate on. The European Championships are the only awayday overnight event we have as a band this year and historically it’s been messy. Continue reading Championnat d’Europe 2017
Sunday the 14th was forecast for proper Gourock Highland games weather and as such Pipey had made contingency plans and we’d be sharing a gaff with the boys n girls of Lower Clyde. However as I shambled toward the bus in kilt and dark glasses it was hard to miss the head splitting brightness and the racket the birds were making. Continue reading Gourock again
The season of Burns Suppers is upon us, I used to just turn up, enjoy the speakers and eat and drink too much. I’m involved in three this year, actually doing stuff. Continue reading In the Burns unit
Our metamorphosis continues; to be a competent competition winning band, not a giant insect. Continue reading Seasonings Greetings
This nearly slipped under my radar as I fret and fuss about the Somme show. We have run a Christmas Fayre with stalls for the last few years and it’s always a sugar fuelled arts and crafts extravaganza. Continue reading Crimble Fayre
It’s been two weeks since the Cèilidh. This was an unqualified success again thanks to the hard work of the Usual Suspects. While I freely admit I wasn’t there for most of it Continue reading Remembering!
Use this handy Dummies guide to organise, enjoy and remember your day out at the grand daddy of all highland gatherings; Cowal Games. I’ve found the best way to survive a KPB visit to Cowal is to book myself into the Hilton in Aberdeen and watch from a distance. Continue reading Cowal Games for Dummies
The Worlds is upon us and Pipey wants us at Glasgow Green for 8am as we’re on early. I decide to drive as the Worlds is a local competition. Our trip to France has opened my eyes as to how much fundraising bands need to do to be here, but here they are and all ready to do battle.
Continue reading World Championships 2016