Jim Agnew passes away
The popular side-drummer Jim Agnew died on February 11, 2007, at his home in the Niagara region of Ontario.
Agnew had served for many years as an adjudicator with the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario, and was very active and in high demand as a teacher.
Originally from Fallin, Scotland, near Stirling, he started his drumming career with the Fallin Colliery Pipe Band. He moved to Canada in the 1960s and joined the Grade 1 Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band. He was Leading-Drummer of the Grade 2 Niagara & District Pipe Band in the 1980s.
As a testament to his popularity, his name was added to the George Harrison Solo Drumming Championship in 2004. The contest is now called the “Agnew-Harrison.”
On behalf of the piping and drumming world, pipes|drums extends condolences to Jimmy Agnew’s family and friends.
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