Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Peebles Beltane Festival, 26th June

Peebles Beltane Week has occured annually since 1897 and this year ran from 20-26th June; rumours that Bob Lillie played at the first festival are, of course, true.

As has 'aye been', we played at the Fancy Dress Parade on Saturday 26th. Following on from Chirnside, another strong band of eight pipers, four sides, two tenor, bass and Drum Major played well.

Pictures and video below:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chirnside Civic Week: 20 June

A beautiful summers day saw us at Chirnside for the crowning of the Chirnside Queen and the beginning of Chirnside's Civic Week.

A good band of eight pipers, four sides, tenor, bass and Drum Major made a solid sound. More to come in a few weeks at Kelso Civic Week, meantime more practice nights in the School Hall.

Chirnside is the home of legendary motor racing driver and Scottish sporting hero, Jim Clark and any number of philosophers, many of whom can be found in the bar of the Red Lion; but perhaps best known amongst them is David Hume.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Two young drummers

Gordon Thompson sends this picture of Michael Hickman (left) and Richard Spence (right). Gordon comments that Mike Hickman went on to be Drum Major in 1st KOSB and still lives in Leet Street, while Richard Spence is Marion Marjoribanks brother.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

11 June Cockburnspath Gala Day

"I need a picture, they won't believe this in Miami".

Madam, we found it hard to believe in Co'path. Particularly at the Gala Day.