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Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony: You’re invited!

Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony! Concert is Friday, 29 January, 2016, at 7:30 at the Burns Hall, Kincardine. Dance follows with the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Weather date is the next night, same time. Second performance is Sunday, January 31st at 2:30, with tea afterward.

Video is Kimiye Gamblin playing Burns Hall 2013


Jean Duncan found and transcribed a great article by William Linton Duncan, originally published in the October 3, 1928, edition of Fort Fairfield Review. He recounts his story of the Colony with many personal details. The transcription, along with photos of the newspaper article, are posted on Jean’s WordPress site:

William Linton Duncan is my great-grandfather.

–Bill Duncan

You’re invited to Scottish dancing lessons, Nov 15, 7pm

Get ready for Burns night!

[From Darlene]

Hi All,


Tim fiddling and Anna scratching the floor at Burns night 2013.

We are having the first dance instructional session at the Burns Hall on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7. Tim, Anna, Sarah, Isabel and Kinley will be playing.  […]  We’ll be having one or two more sessions before Christmas. I will teach the first four and may grab one of the fiddlers to help. […] Garth will do the instruction/calling for the last two.

On Nov. 2nd we’ll just work on the first five dances.

Isabel put together a list of tunes that she thought the kids could play and I ran it by Garold.

Military Glide – Clog in C maj. (played in D)

Highland Schottische – any strathspey

Heel and Toe Polka – Jacket Trimmed In Blue

Virginia Reel – any 6/8 marches or any reel; the fiddlers can decide.

The Gay Gordons – There is a tune I found on Youtube called The Gay Gordons but I think any polka would do.

The Soldiers’ Joy – Soldiers’ Joy (or any march) for the Grand March and Circle around the hall, and any reel or jig for the actual dance. Garold says don’t change mid-set from a jig to a reel or vice versa..

Lady of the Lake – Garold says any reel or jig will do.

Hope this sounds OK. Sorry for the lack of quotation marks 🙂

See you soon! Please pass the word.  […]


Upper Kintore Memorial Service, Aug 31, 2014

Click here to listen to Upper Kintore Memorial Service audio recording

40th Anniversary of Rev. Gordon Pringle

Star Herald, Sept. 15, 1932, Washburn, Maine news

Here is a report printed in the Presque Isle, Maine newspaper.

Rev. Gordon Campbell Pringle

Rev. Gordon Campbell Pringle

The fortieth anniversary of Rev. Gordon Pringle’s pastorate at Kincardine colony Presbyterian church, New Brunswick, was observed on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Melville church in the Colony. The Auld Kirk was well filled by Scotch folks from both sides of the line, most of them being former settlers from the Colony. The services were very impressively managed by a number of the minister members of the Presbyterians of Woodstock, N. B., assisted by Rev. Dr. Archibald of Grand Falls. Like Rev. Gordon Pringle himself, most of these men came from the land of the heather. Mr. Pringle was graduated from Edinburgh University (an honor man) in 1891. The next year he came over to Canada and found Kincardine in need of a minister at that time. Needless to say his life of service has shown how well he responded to that need. Mr. Pringle is a son of the Manse, Continue reading