Gilnahirk Pipe Band

Formed 1919

Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church Autumn Fair

The Band was again pleased to be asked to play at the Church Autumn Fair. Somehow, it is always more gratifying to be asked back to an event you have played at before - it provides some assurance that the playing last time round was reasonable enough!

Thankfully, as the Band was playing at the opening of the Fair, the weather stayed fair until the patrons had been safely piped through the doors of the Hall - and the crowd had been in appreciative form as they lined up in anticipation of snatching a few bargains.

Although the Band was missing a few players, the turnout was good and it was great to see Piper James finally kitted out in full uniform and playing well. Not to be outdone, the drummers were pleased to welcome another James (Hughes) into the ranks for his first outing. Uniform shortages meant that he was bedecked in the uniform of Ballygowan Band - but we'll have that sorted out well in advance of the season starting.

We had a few approaches from people interested in joining and will hopefully see a few of them at practices over the coming weeks.

The Band Annual General Meeting is this Monday (17th October) and then it will be down to regular Monday night practices through the Winter. If you fancy joining us, why not drop a line to ?