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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 26 June 2018 1:44 PM

Local piper and drummer, William Wallace and Barney Megoran will be offering piping and drumming workshops every Wednesday during July and August at the Arnold Hall, near Spa Presbyterian Church [BT24 8YY] outside Ballynahinch.

These workshops are open for all although starting from children who are starting P5 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 4th July for enrolment and registration and a workshop any time from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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)

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 26 June 2018 1:40 PM

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened its Musical Instruments for Bands Funding Programme.

For further details please click here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 25 June 2018 3:07 PM

Please see details and booking form for this year's Piping & Drumming Summer School at the Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown from the 23rd to 27th of July.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 21 June 2018 2:53 PM

Drum Major dress time for Antrim is 11.15 a.m.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 20 June 2018 2:45 PM

Well done to the following RSPBANI Drum Majors and band's who were placed at the UK Championships which were held in Stormont on Saturday 16th June:

Drum Majors

2nd Louis Anderson- Crozier Memorial
4th Louise Smiton - Closkelt 
5th Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare
6th Zara Cupples - Cullybackey

2nd Rachael Lowry - Armaghbreague
3rd Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill
6th Katie Bicker - Marlacoo

1st Emma Barr- Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Alicia Dickson Hamilton- Matt Boyd Memorial
4th Jason Price - Ravara 
5th Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill
6th David Brownlee - Derryclavin


Drums Gransha
1st Gransha 
6th Bessbrook Crimson Arrow

1st McNeillstown
2nd McDonald Memorial 
4th Cullybackey
5th Kildoag
6th Ballycoan

Drums St Mary's Derrytrasna 
1st St Mary's Derrytrasna
3rd Clogher and District 
4th Battlehill

4th Marlacoo and District 
6th Drumlough

2nd Closkelt 
4th Ravara

3rd Field Marshal Montgomery

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 June 2018 2:27 PM

Ballyboley Pipe Band left a drum case and 2 Capes at the Final Tuning Area for Grade 4B at Stormont on Saturday past.

If anyone found them please contact the Branch Office.


Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 June 2018 2:25 PM

Please note the playing requirements for grades 3A and 3B for the Antrim and Newtownabbey Regional Championships is Medley selection.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 20 June 2018 9:02 AM
Colmcille Pipe Band are running a bus to the All Irelands which will take place in New Ross on Saturday 7th July, this is a day trip and pick ups can be arranged along the way
They are also running a day trip to the Scottish Pipe Band Championships which will take place in Dumbarton on Saturday 28th July
If anyone is interested in travelling with the band please get in touch via Facebook PM or contact any band member