All posts by Kirsty Holmes

October 2014

Huge thanks to the Gourlays for inviting us to play at Rhona’s 70th birthday lunch in Dunfermline last weekend.  We clocked up a few firsts – first birthday party, first time being filmed while singing and playing (should have sent that one coming!) and first time we have had  a whip round instead of a raffle.

Donations were made to the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.   The money raised in the whip round will be donated to Kidney Kids Scotland.

Our next outing is to Dalgety Parish Church on Saturday 24th October, doors open 19:30.   Tickets are available from the Church Office, priced £8.00.   Last time this included interval refreshments, featuring some particularly impressive home baking, the sort that’s always been in evidence long before any tv shows…  So,  whether you are there for the cakes or the songs , we look forward very much to sharing your company.


Some are days

Well, after an extremely busy summer for the ones still at work and lots of trips away for the ones who have achieved liberty, the band is revving up for the autumn schedule.

We say a huge thank you to Dalgety Bay Community Council for their grant towards the purchase of new mikes and stands.

We are looking forward very much to playing for everyone again, hope to see you all soon.

Spring 2014 – update

We have decided to make donations to the undernoted

Carnegie Spartans Gymnastic Club

Maggie’s Centres, after Maggie Jencks.

Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, Rachel House, Kinross

All nominated by band members.

Thanks are due to:-

  • Everyone who came along on May 9th to Inverkeithing and made the evening so enjoyable.
  • Everyone who donated a raffle prize
  • The groupies for help with the raffle and tickets and tidying up
  • Joe McIntyre and Frank DiCarlo for their assistance on the day and yet again to Joe for being MC.

Let the games commence

After 8 Mince enjoyed a very pleasant evening at St. Ninian’s Church in Dunfermline last week.  Many thanks to the Guild for hosting us, and for the beautiful spread at the interval.   Looking forward to having Alex back with us for our next outing.  This was our first foray for 2014, so all the more welcome for that.


Standing in the way of control

Recently we played several gigs in quick succession and various pictures were taken. It’s never easy to photograph seven people when at least three of them are singing and all of them are trying to remember what comes next. This was a good effort under trying circumstances, taken by Wilma.

A8M in Leven. November 2013

A8M in Leven. November 2013