There is still some campsite parking available for the Dalriada Festival, please click here for further details.
Competitors will be issued with wrist bands for this competition, discounted tickets for pipe band supporters will be available to purchase at the All Ireland Championships in Omagh..
A reminder that entries for the 70th All Ireland Piping Tune Composition Competition close at 10 am on Tuesday 30th June. The adjudicators for the competition are piping stalwarts Harry Stevenson and Bobby Brannigan.
The Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band has spaces on their coach to the Worlds Pipe Band Championships, leaving on Thursday 13th August and returning on Sunday 16th August. The price is £250 B&B, this includes coach to and from Glasgow Green and entrance tickets for the contest both on the Friday and Saturday. If you are interested please contact 07729346832.
Local piper and drummer, William Wallace and Barney Megoran will be offering piping and drumming workshops every Wednesday during July and August at Drumlins Integrated P.S. , 43 Lisburn Rd , Ballynahinch.
These workshops are open for all although starting from children who are starting P4 in September. There is no charge for the summer school but beginners will be required to purchase their own chanter or drum pad and sticks. William or Barney can arrange to get these.
Come along on Wednesday 1st July to Drumlins IPS for enrolment and registration and a workshop any time from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (the first session will last about 2 hours).
After the initial registration, more details of the lessons will be given as students will be required to come at different times depending on their level.
(Kindly sponsored by The Ulster Scots Agency)
On behalf of the Co Down Section I would like to express my sincere thanks once again to all the people involved in delivering such a diverse event in Lurgan Park on Saturday. The Council officials the parks dept and everyone who had a part to play. To Mark Wilson and all the great artists on stage thank you so much. We are trying to build an event that will entertain and we are succeeding each year.
Thank you all so much from an exhausted Secretary