Michael Grey workshop / RSPBA AGM


A reminder about Michael Grey’s 2/4 March online workshop which we mentioned up a couple of weeks ago. This takes place tomorrow (Thursday). To join the workshop click HERE.

The leading Canadian piper, composer and adjudicator is conducting the workshop on behalf of the Niagara-Hamilton branch of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario (PPBSO).

Michael (pictured), a native of Quebec, has had a huge influence on the bands he’s played with over the years – including the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and Glasgow Police – and this workshop will be of interest to pipers of all abilities everywhere.

Michael has now notched up five books of original bagpipe music and six CDs releases. More of his compositions are heard at the World Pipe Band Championship over the last couple of decades than any those from any other composer.

The PPBSO is charging only $5.00 for the workshop, which commences at 15:00 EDT (20:00 GMT / 01:00 AEST).

The Annual General Meeting – the 89th – of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) takes place this Saturday. As we reported a few weeks ago, it is to take place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The format of the AGM will be purely functional to comply with the relevant legal requirements. There are no standing orders to be voted on this year.

The AGM had been due to take place on March 14 in Glasgow but was postponed the day before.

The RSPBA’s financial statement, issued to bands ahead of the AGM, notes an impairment loss* of over £500,000 in the organisation’s headquarters in Glasgow. The organisation last year spent more than £1 million on the renovation of the building. The financial statement shows a current valuation – carried out by DM Hall Chartered Surveyors – of £500,000.

* An impairment loss occurs when the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount.

The RSPBA’s headquarters in Washington Street, Glasgow.