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The online system for entering for each contest Is now OPEN. Please log  on and follow the instructions to enter each event for band and Drum Majors.

It has been a long wait but we are nearly there Lisburn is just a few weeks away. Any of you who have changed address in the last year let me know. On behalf of the Committee our thanks to Darren and the online team for getting us up and running for 2014.

Mervyn Herron

Contest Committee Chairman

Latest News

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows 7 hour(s) ago

The draw for the Bristish Championships in Bathgate can be viewed by clicking here

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows 10 hour(s) ago

Blear and District Pipe Band are holding a concert in Craigavon Civic Centre on the 25th April.

Please see poster for further details. Tickets can be obtained from Gail Graham on 07738787043 or any band member.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 21 April 2014 11:53 AM

The Pan Celtic Festival is a celebration of Celtic culture, and will attract visitors from the Celtic nations of Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man and is taking place this year in Derry-Londonderry from the 22nd to the 27th April, with many events and competitions taking place.

There will be a solo piping, drumming and tenor drumming competition held as part of the festival at Lisneal College on Saturday 26th April. Further information can be found here 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 April 2014 6:24 PM

Colmcille Pipe Band are lauching their first CD 'New Beginning' at a concert to be held on Wednesday 30th April 2014, 8.00pm at St Brigid’s College, Glengalliagh Road, Derry-Londonderry.

Please see attached poster for further details.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 April 2014 6:19 PM

McDonald Memorial Pipe Band are holding a family quiz night on Friday 25th April, 8pm at Barban Hill, Dromore. Please see flyer for further details.

Posted in School News by Darren Frew on 16 April 2014 7:09 PM

The Branch School still have several project running for the 2013-14 year however, with our big exam day completed a few weeks ago our attention now turns to 2014-15. The Education Committee will be meeting on Wednesday 23rd April to consider the programme for next winter. We would like to hear from individuals (pipers, drummers and drum majors) and bands about their educational needs.

While the Saturday Centres and other initiatives are working well for many we understand that for others it may not possible to attend classes due to other commitments. There are other possibilities but we need to know where the need is so that we can target the resources that we have available.

We are also keen to hear from bands that already have (or would like to have) an association with a local school or group. We may be able to offer some advice and support.

Resources are limited but if there is a specific need we will do our best to provide what assistance we can. Please contact us either via Ian Burrows in the office on 028 9267 0445 or via email admin@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 April 2014 4:04 PM

Please click here to see the Newsletter report on the Ulster Solos 2014.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 April 2014 3:24 PM

Adult World Solo Drumming Champion Steven McWhirter will be holding a drumming masterclass workshop as part of the Gatherin' of the Isles Festival at the Braid Arts Centre Ballymena on Saturday 26th April at 12:00 PM. Tickets can be obtained by clicking here.