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Death of James Abbott MBE

The death of James Abbott MBE has been announced.

 

4BR has been informed of the death on January 8th of James Abbott MBE.

James was President of the Scottish Brass Band Association for many years, as well as being a leading contest controller for many National and European events.

Further details will be posted here as soon as possible.


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