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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 June 2017 11:57 AM

A reminder that the closing time and date for entries for the All Ireland Championships is 12:00 pm, Monday 12th June 2017.

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 2 June 2017 11:41 AM

The RSPBANI County Down Section are holding a prize draw in aid of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice for a set of Peter Henderson Bagpipes kindly donated by RG Hardie and Co. Ltd.

Tickets cost £1.00 and will be available to purchase at the Craigavon and District Pipe Band Championships in Lurgan Park on the 17th of June, or by contacting 02892670445 or emailing info@rspbani.org

Posted in Mid-Ulster News by Ian Burrows on 2 June 2017 11:10 AM

The Drum Major dress time for the Mid Ulster Championships is 10.30 am.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 1 June 2017 4:32 PM

Please see attached information on the Mid-Ulster Piping and Drumming Summer School being run in conjunction with Mid Ulster District Council and the Music Service for Pipes and Drums.

Please book early as places are limited.

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 1 June 2017 3:47 PM

Motor Home Parking- Craigavon and District Pipe Band Championships.

Overnight parking for Motor Homes is available in Lurgan Park on Friday 16th June, the cost is £10.00. To receive a pass please make payment out to RSPBANI County Down Section and send in a stamped addressed envelope to 3 Rocklands, Annahilt, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6NU

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 31 May 2017 10:15 AM

Fermanagh Section RSPBANI  is considering running a Bus to the UK Championships at Stormont on Saturday 10th June if there is enough interest.  The bus will leave Enniskillen at approximately 0830 and return from Stormont at approx. 6.00 pm.  Cost will be £10 per passenger.  Please contact the Chairman of the Fermanagh Section Willy Stinson on 0787 2620088 to register an interest as soon as possible

Posted in Mid-Ulster News by Ian Burrows on 28 May 2017 2:04 PM

Please note that overnight parking for motor homes is not available in the grounds of Cookstown High School for the Mid Ulster Championships being held on Saturday, 3rd June, 2017. 

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 28 May 2017 11:08 AM

The President, Chairman and members of the Fermanagh Section RSPBANI would like to thank all the Officials, Bands, Drum Majors, supporters and public who came along yesterday in Enniskillen to the Fermanagh Championship. The weather was very unkind after the marvellous spell of wonderful weather we have all been enjoying, (the sun is shining once more again this morning) but despite yesterday’s weather conditions all of the bands performed superbly.

The March Past was excellent with the bands entering the arena quickly one after the other, we are indebted to our centre bands for performing their duties splendidly. A special thanks to RSPBA Director Arlene Graham and the Branch Stewards who coordinated the finale marvellously, to Danielle for helping out the Section, acting as Trophy Officer and Brian who came along to take photographs and record the prize giving.

Thank you also to our Chieftain, William Elliott who has been a lifelong supporter of pipe bands and who for many years has enabled our Fermanagh Championship to go ahead through his generous sponsorship and also his wife Kathleen who handed out the prizes.

The Fermanagh Section looks forward to next year's contest and perhaps a change of fortune with the weather.

Ray Hall

Secretary