Category Archives: Fife


Last Friday we were welcomed back to the Woodside Hotel in Aberdour by Dalgety Bay Folk Club, we all enjoyed the gig very much and the evening went by really quickly!  We all hope to see Colin back there very soon and send our best wishes for his recovery.

Worth a try

After 8 Mince enjoyed a full evening at Dunfermline Rugby Club, ably assisted by Emily, possibly our youngest helper.  Most excellent stovies were had.

We followed that with a terrific reception laid on by Limekilns Church Guild, we played in their beautiful neo-classical  building and wolfed down the tea, cakes and sandwiches afterwards.

Thank you one and all, it’s always a privilege to play for you and we appreciate every opportunity we are offered.

Testing testing

The band had the privilege of playing for the residents of Leven Beach Care Home on Sunday, thank you to the residents and staff for the fine reception.

We’re gearing up for a big announcement, to be made very very soon, but in the meantime this made me smile.


A big thank you to everyone who came along to the gig in Dalgety Parish  Church Hall on Friday 27th March.  We were all aware that you could have been at the Barnes Farm meeting next door, with Gordon Brown,  so we were delighted to see many new and many well-kent faces.  It was very enjoyable for us, and the Forth Churches Guild raised £360 which will be used across their current projects, as below.

Comfort Rwanda
Crossreach (art for dementia sufferers)
Mary’s Meals (for Liberian children)
Priority Areas (microfinancing)
Scottish Churches Housing Action
World Mission Council (refugees in Malta)
More detail on

Gently jingling

After 8 Mince have played all their pre-Christmas gigs and will now focus on the much neglected shopping.   Thank you big time to everyone who has come to see us, asked us to play or put up with us being out so much in November, you know who you are .

Wishing everyone a merry, happy & safe Christmas, with your loved ones if that’s how it’s going to be, and all the very best for 2015.

Miked up

Many thanks to everyone who came along last night to Dalgety Parish Church, to the organisers and  to the Church office staff.  £700.00 was raised and the band enjoyed the evening very much, especially the green room with tea, coffee and chocolate cake, it’s such a treat!

We were pleased to be using our new mikes and stands for the first time, thank you again DBCC.  Thanks to Donald Ewing for the photo below, and to Grace Ewing for allowing her grandfather to play.

Bill, Ian, Kirsty and Peaches

Bill, Ian, Kirsty and Peaches

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.