Note from Augharan re Worlds
Augharan Pipe Band have seats available on their coach and accommodation for 3 nights Bed & Premium Breakfast for the Worlds Scotland, departing on the Thursday 14th August 2014 Morning sailing and returning on the Sunday 17th August 2014 lunchtime sailing cost £230 per person, for further information Contact Secretary via e-mail email@example.com or Mobile: 07989536545 or Chairperson on Mobile: 07802520018.
Here is a picture of the winner pf the Peter Henderson Bagpipes donated as a prize in our draw on Saturday. Philip Speers is a piper in Killeen from Co Armagh and he is pictured with the Managing Director of R G Hardie & Co Alastair Dunn accepting his prize.
Once again we cannot thank you all enough for your support with this charity project.
Mervyn Herron Co Down Secretary.
Dual Registration Drummers Clarification – All Ireland Championships
Dual registered leading drummers (RSPBANI), drumming instructors (IPBA), dual registered with Grade 5/4b and 4/4a bands will not be allowed to compete with the band they are leading drumming/instructing in the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships which is organised under JAC (Joint Authority Council) rules.
The Annual championships were held in Lurgan Park today. From early morning until around 6pm some 47 bands and drum majors entertained record crowds of spectators in a sun kissed park with the backdrop of Lurgan lake. This was indeed a great occasion for all who attended and the Mayor of Craigavon Colin McCusker praised the tremendous effort put into the event by all involved. The local MP Mr David Simpson also spoke of his pleasure at being invited to such an impressive event. Diane Dodds MEP also spoke at the finale extending her congratulations on an excellent day.
A feature of this championships was the inclusion of the NI Children's Hospice as the chosen charity. A set of bagpipes donated by R G Hardie & Co from Glasgow was the star prize and the winner was piper Philip Speers from Killeen. An impressive total of £2,500 was collected and donated for this very worthy cause. This event has to be put into the level of one of the most successful events ever promoted by the Co Down SectIon. Congratulations go to all who helped in another success story for the RSPBA NI.
The section would wish to express their thanks to Eddie Montgomery Edenderry Print Management for their support and help with the programme.
Another feature performed by Bleary and District was Amazing Grace when all pipers joined in what an impressive sound this was.
Music was also provided by three groups on stage Violeen The Upducky Band and Blackthorn so all tastes were catered for at this event.
Results are attached and here.
Mervyn Herron Secretary Co Down Section