Today seen the lauch of the Dalradia Festival & The County Antrim Pipe Band &Drum Major Championships which will be held on 15th&16th July once again in Glenarm Castle.
This year the festival is going to be bigger and better according to organisers , and the County Antrim section are working close we with everyone .This year the section are hopefully getting sponsorship to host something special for the Senior Drum Majors .(watch this space for more info)
For all you campers and Motorhome personnel can I ask you to apply as quickly as possible as this was also launched today ,simply go to Dalradia Festival page and follow link to get camping passes.,everyone can see what other great attractions are coming this year ...if you like Nathan Carter or Peppa Pig come along as there something for everyone.
Watch this space for more info .......
On Behalf of the Co.Antrim section I would like to thank everyone who came and supported us at the wonderful location of Glenarm Castle for our championships. We are aware that it is a difficult date for some, however we will continue to work closely with Dalriada festival organisers for the continued improvement Of the championships.
Yesterday, an estimated 18000 people attended the festival, the majority of those people do not belong to the pipe band 'family' so this is a wonderful way to let others see and hear what we do.
Thank you to all of the pipe bands, drum majors ,judges & spectators for your support.
Spectator concession tickets priced £5.00 for the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm on the 16th of July will be on sale at the registration tent at the All Ireland Championships in Malahide this Saturday. If spectator tickets aren't purchased in advance they will cost £15.00 on the day of the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm.
Bands will also be issued with wristbands for Glenarm this Saturday.
The draw for the Co. Antrim Championships can be viewed here.
The Pipe Band And Drum Major Championships are being integrated as part of the Highland Games and general programme for the overall event. Below is the Main Arena Programme for the Saturday. This promises to be a great day where we can showcase what we do to a large audience that may never have been to a competition before. More details will be circulated over the next few days.
11.00am – Opening Ceremony
11.15am – Highland Games – 16lb Stone Putt
11.50am – Highland Games - 22lb Stone Putt
12.30pm – Pipe Band Championships – Grade 4B
1.10pm – Highland Games – 56lb Weight for Height
1.50pm – Pipe Band Championships – Grade 4A
2.35pm – Highland Games – Hammer, 28lb Weight for Distance
3.15pm – Pipe Band Championships – Grade 3B & 3A
4.00pm – Highland Games - Tossing the Caber
4.30pm – Pipe Band Championships – Grade 2
5.00pm – Pipe Band Championships - FINALE
(Above timings are subject to change)