Pipers: Emma, Miranda, Alex, Dave, John, Keith, Matt and Nigel
Drums: Anita, Chris, Ed and Matt
A dry and blustery day at Port Isaac, the home of Doc Martin, with a good crowd at the top of the village and by the Old School House. We marched at the back of the parade so that we could easily stop and circle at the School. We played Green Hills, Scotland the Brave, Cockney Jocks and High Road to Gairloch sets before playing Kilworth Hills and Bloody Fields of Flanders on the march and in public for the first time. This is a new set that the band has learnt for the forthcoming trip to Arnhem to commemorate Operation Market Garden, so it was a good opportunity to give it an airing – all went well!
The band adjourned to the harbour side for a couple more sets, before a well earned drink with a full tide as a scenic back drop and then it was up the hill for fish and chips.
Good to have Matt down from Plymouth and Chris standing in on the bass – good job done! There were plenty of appreciative comments and applause from the crowds for our efforts, but the best was from a young lad of eight years old or so who stopped playing football and shouted ‘I love the music that you do!’ as we walked back across the recreation ground, which brought a smile to all our faces.
Pictures by Marie.