Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band

Gathering of the Bands


The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band 23rd Annual Gathering of the Bands
August 23, 2014
Victoria Park

Since 1948 a unique and wonderful event takes place in Kincardine every summer Saturday night, rain or shine. At exactly 8 pm, the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band takes to the street, and followed by a throng of tourists and locals, marches down Queen Street and back again to perform in Victoria Park. The band welcomes all pipers and drummers who happen to be in the area and have been host to musicians from all over the world. Back in 1908 an enthusiastic group of pipers and drummers gathered in a small barber shop on Queen St for instruction, under the leadership of our founding Pipe Major William Young. Since 1992 the Band has welcomed pipers and drummers, Kincardinites, visitors and tourists to take part in our annual Gathering of the Bands and Massed Band Parade. We would like to welcome you and your family to our 23rd Annual Gathering of the Bands – enjoy a day of fun and entertainment. We can’t think of a better way to express our appreciation for supporting us for over 100 years.

Thank you!

KSPB Executive

Jennifer Farrell Pipe Major
Scott Telford President
David Hamilton Vice-President
Lynda Mackenzie Treasurer
David Wilson Secretary

Welcome: The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band welcomes you to our 23rd annual Gathering of The Bands.
Admission: No charge – our thanks for your continued and ongoing support.
Piper and Drummer Registration:   Please ensure you register as early as possible to receive food and beverage coupons.
Food: All day BBQ hot dogs and corn are available for $6 – children under 5 free – all you can eat, all day from 12 noon until 7:00 pm
Souvenirs: We appreciate your financial support through the purchase of T-shirts, sweaters, mugs, CDs and donations to the Wishing Well located next to the Gazebo.

Thank you events such as this rely on volunteerism. The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band wish to thank all of you, participating musicians, their families and of special note to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183, Norm Annetts, Charlie Mann, Municipality of Kincardine

Organizing co-chairs, Brian Fry and Scott Telford

Program of Events: (12 noon start)

MC 2008 Reunion Kincardine Idol Jim Coverley
Kincardine Community Concert Band
Toronto All Star Big Band
Goderich Celtic Blue Highlanders
City of Orillia Pipes & Drums
Sarnia Legion Pipe Band
Cambridge and District Pipe Band
The Thogs

Massed Band Parade 8:00 PM

Tune List


Parade:
Hundred Pipers / Bonnie Dundee 6/8
Cockney Jocks / The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie 4/4
My Land / Castle Dangerous 3/4
Murdo's Wedding 4/4
Barren Rocks / Mhairie's Wedding 2/4
Green Hills / When the Battle's O'er 3/4
Terribus / Corriehoillie's Welcome to the Northern Meeting 2/4
Scotland the Brave (high hand) / Rowan Tree / Wings 4/4

In the Park:
Hundred Pipers / Bonnie Dundee 6/8
My Home (slow) 6/8
Glendaruel Highlanders (2 parts) 6/8
Amazing Grace (slow) 3/4
Will ye no' Come Back Again 2/4

After the parade the bands then play a concert at the park followed by lots of entertainment under the tent. Keep your eyes open there too... Kincardine has the distinction of having a few world champion pipers and drummers and you will likely catch them having some fun there also.