Gilnahirk Pipe Band

Formed 1919

Gilnahirk Christmas Dinner 2013

After a year which has seen the Band grow into a close and cohesive unit, it was perhaps no surprise that several members suggested that the whole "family" should come together round the dinner table at Christmas time.

After the predictable jokes about menus featuring haggis cooked by the Bass Drummer had subsided, the project was turned over to our ad hoc social committee - Jessie and Betty. Under their expert command, the date and location were set and members were only left to cough up the cost and consider what finery they would wear to the social event of the year.

Despite a few unavoidable Christmas diary conflicts, the attendance was great and Gilnahirk largely took over the bar at The Auld House in Moneyreagh. The menu was traditional Christmas fayre and was clearly to the taste of the Band - clean plates all round!

It was also great to see not only Band members but spouses, parents and significant others - all there to reflect on 2013 and look forward to 2014. Jonty and Wee Maggie clearly took the unofficial prize for Christmas spirit, sporting Santa hats and earrings - very festive!

Thoroughly fed and watered, Gilnahirk Pipe Band drifted off into the night - wondering if the Pipe Major would let us have tomorrow off!