Band Week starts with the Pipe Band on parade in the Market Square at the
earlier time of 7.00pm. The Band will play a selection of tunes and there will
be Highland Dancing from the Elise Lyall School of Dance. The performance will
be slightly shorter than usual and at 7.45pm the Band will march from the Market
Square to MacKay’s Hotel.
A ceilidh will be held in
MacKay’s Hotel starting at 8.00pm, admission costs
£4. Topping the bill will be the Tain Trio with their well known vocalist
Argo Cameron. There will also be music for dancing with the Bobby
Dance Band, the Pipe Band will play and there will be other local guests.
Pipe Band will again parade in the Market Square from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. There
will be displays of Highland Dancing from the Elise Lyall School of
Band and Scottish souvenirs will be on sale. In the event of inclement weather
the performance will be transferred to the Pipe Band Hall in High Street.
Coffee Evening with Scottish entertainment will be held in the Pipe Band Hall
starting at 7.30pm. Admission costs £2 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Entertainment will be provided by some of the junior members of the Pipe
the Bobby Coghill Scottish Dance Band, Highland Dancers and some young
traditional musicians. There will be home baking on sale, a bottle stall,
handicrafts and a raffle. Please note doors open at 7.00pm, this is always a
very popular event so to ensure admission please come early.
entertainment moves back to the Market Square with an Open Air Ceilidh starting
at 7.30pm. There will be music from the Pipe Band plus a variety of local
artistes. There will be a raffle. In the event of inclement weather the
performance will be transferred to the Pipe Band Hall in High Street.
Old Time Scottish Dance will be held in the Town & County
Club, Back Bridge
Street starting at 8.00pm. Admission costs £2.00, tea and sandwiches will be on
sale at the interval. Music will be by the Bobby Coghill Scottish Dance Band. A
range of dances will be played eg Brittania Two Step, Lomond Waltz, Eva Three
Step, Square Tango, Mississippi Dip, Southern Rose Waltz, Marine Four Step,
Virginia Reel, Riverside Dance, Progressive Gay Gordons, Southern Two Step,
Balmoral Two Step, Kelvingrove Two Step, Kilarney Waltz, Pride of Erin Waltz,
etc. Beginners are welcome to come along and try or for the less energetic why
not sit and listen to the music while you watch the dancing. There will be a
raffle. The dance is open to Club members and guests, please ask at the door.
change from the traditional Scottish entertainment when a Prize Bingo session
will be held in the Frances Street Club starting at 8pm. A range of very good
prizes will be on offer, there will also be a raffle and a bottle stall. During
the interval there will be some entertainment from a mini Pipe Band. The event
is open to Club members and guests, please ask at the door.
Band Week culminates in the most popular event of the week – the Fun Night.
Again this is held in the Market Square and the Pipe Band will be on parade but
not as you would normally see them! For this one night in the year the Pipe Band
parades in fancy dress – see if you can spot your favourites under the
disguises! The street collectors will also be in fancy dress. There will be a
range of stalls open in the Market Square from 7pm including the ever popular
hot dough rings, a large bottle stall, souvenirs, lucky dip, lucky lollies,
juice and crisps. The Pipe Band will appear in all their finery at 7.30pm. There
will be displays of Highland Dancing from the Elise Lyall School of Dance.
the week Band members will be busking in the Market Square during the day.