Jamie's birthday weekend got off to a great start on Friday, the 6th after a great performance at the semi-finals of the BCPA Knockouts in Vancouver. Along with Andrew Bonar, Andrew Lee and Jori Chisholm, he advances to the final round which will be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on March 14th, 2009.
On Saturday the 7th, back in Victoria, the Vancouver Island Piper's Club (look for the website coming soon) hosted Dr. Gordon Pollock and the small pipes group that he belongs to up island. It was a night filled with Northumbrian and Irish pipes as well as flute and some guitar. Playing to a full house, they put on a fabulous show. The next meeting for the Piper's Club will be on March 14th at the Bay St. Armouries, with Cowichan Pipes and Drums as the entertainment.
Something to keep in mind.....JWT Reedmakers is going to start a Spring series of mini workshops, starting April 2009. They will be held in the shop and will cover a different topic each month - bagpipe maintenance, reed manipulation, ensemble issues and more. Stay tuned for more details.