25th Annual Gathering of the Bands
August 27, 2016
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 25th 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.
Jennifer Farrell Pipe Major
David Hamilton President
Mike Smith Vice-President
David Wilson Secretary
John McManus Treasurer
Welcome: The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band welcomes you to our 25th 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 11:30 am until 7:00 pm
Souvenirs: We appreciate your financial support through the purchase of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, 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 Kincardine Lion's Club, Norm Annetts, Charlie Mann, Municipality of Kincardine
Organizing chairs, Brian Fry, John McManus, David Wilson and Scott Telford
Program of Events: (11:30 start)
Emcee is Jim Coverley
Kincardine Community Concert Band
Toronto All Star Big Band
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we have a large number of pipe bands participating.
They will be playing in Victoria Park in this order:
Teeswater Highlanders Pipe Band
Sarnia Legion Pipe Band
City of Orillia Pipe Band
Goderich Celtic Blue Pipe Band
Penetangore Pipe Band
Uxbridge Legion Pipe Band
Ontario Fire Services Pipe Band
Cambridge and District Pipe Band
The Pleats will play following these bands
At 8:00pm, all the pipe bands will assemble for a huge 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.