is from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where, like the west coast, the piping scene is
deep, sometimes going back generations.
Mike has been a member of the RCMP E.
Division Pipe Band since 2010. He began his piping career in Halifax under
instructor Pipe Major Barb Stewart and Maj. Allan J. MacKenzie, playing with the
Halifax Police Assn. Pipe Band. In BC, Mike has been under the tutelage of Alan
Since moving to the west coast in 1997, Mike has played with the Triumph Street
Pipe Band prior to its merger with RMM II.
Mike is a former broadcast journalist with CBC, CTV, Global BC and Global
National. He is a writer/communications specialist and event manager/coordinator
with the Vancouver Celtic Festival.
Mike is the official piper for Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours and a piper for a
number of other high profile organizations including the Royal Vancouver Yacht
Club, Canada Place and HSBC.
For more information, please contact him at