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Posted by Alistair McCleery on 9 March 2017 7:31 PM

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 .......

Posted by Ian Burrows on 17 July 2016 10:51 PM

Photos of the County Antrim Championships are available to view by clicking here

Posted by Alistair McCleery on 17 July 2016 11:25 AM

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.

Alistair McCleery 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 11 July 2016 11:49 AM

Drum Major dress time for the County Antrim Championships will be at noon and will take take place on the Castle Lawn, Glenarm.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 June 2016 4:07 PM

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.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 24 July 2015 6:50 PM

Click here to view a slideshow of pictures compiled by Newsletter ‘Tartan Talk’ columnist Andrew Cromie which can be seen on the Newsletter website.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 12 July 2015 10:43 PM

Please note that all camp sites for camper vans at Glenarm are now full and there will be no overnight parking for camper vans that arrive on the day.

Posted by Admin on 9 July 2015 12:06 PM

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)