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.
All of the band would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas, and a peaceful new year.
We will be playing some Christmas gigs at local care homes before we roll out the turkey (vegetarian options also available) and see out the Auld Year with a dram. We would love to welcome you to our gigs in 2017, keep an eye on the schedule as it is always being updated.
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.
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.
Crossreach (art for dementia sufferers)
Mary’s Meals (for Liberian children)
Priority Areas (microfinancing)
Scottish Churches Housing Action
World Mission Council (refugees in Malta)
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Thanks to everyone for a lovely New Year meal last night. We were serenaded by a young lad with a guitar who played a lovely song he wrote for his dad. The Aberdour Hotel provided us with a grand meal and it was good to see everyone again, on a night off!
Looking forward to playing again in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very much looking forward to being back on the road again, all the way up the B916. It’s been ages since the last time. Bring it on.