Musical egos

3rd March 2000 at 00:00
A note of disharmony from North Lanarkshire (surely some mistake? - Ed). It appears the decision to hold a concert by the authority's school bands in the "Lally Palais", aka Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in preference to previous hot spots in Motherwell and Cumbernauld was not music to the ears of some councillors.

Partly it was because the matter had not gone to the education committee(a bit like the Section 28 deliberations) and partly it was a matter of the expense. One tribune even suggested that cross-border fertilisation had more to do with "massaging the egos of the director and the convener". A member of the council's hard-working music staff was heard to say, pianissimo: "Councillors don't complain when they get complimentary seats and a free buffet."

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