The entries for the Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships are now open.
- Login to the site.
- Click on 'My Account' (Top of page).
- Click on the 'Soloist' Tab.
- Click 'Enter 2017 Competitions' link.
Please note changes to the Syllabus for 2017.
A pilot Bass Drumming competition will be held subject to the number of entries received. All Bass drummers must be accompanied by at least one piper and one snare drummer. Bass drummers must start with two 3 paced introduction rolls. This will be an open grade and the playing requirements are a March, Strathspey and Reel (each tune to be at least 4 parts). Bass drummers please enter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note payment for entries must be paid in advance and will not be accepted on the day.
Please note trophies can be returned at the Branch Meeting on 25th March, Trinity Halls, Lisburn or at the Ulster Solos, Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn on 22nd April. Please also note it was agreed at the last Branch meeting that bands and Drum Majors who haven't returned their trophies by the 22nd of April will be fined as per rule 4.72.
It would be appreciated if a list of trophies being returned could be provided as this would assist greatly with the administration process.
Please remember that Major Championship trophies should be returned to HQ and not the Northern Ireland Branch.
Please click here to read the News Letter review of the Live Back in Ireland '87 Concert.
Many thanks to the Belfast News Letter Picture Desk Editor Michael Cousins for adding this picture slideshow of the ‘Live back in Ireland 87’ concert to the Newsletter website. Also, a special thanks to him for copying the slideshow to all the Johnston Press weekly newspaper websites throughout the whole of Northern Ireland including the Ballymena Times, Ulster Star, Dromore Leader, Lurgan Mail, Portadown Times, Carrickfergus Time, Larne Times, Londonderry Sentinel etc:
Attached photo - credit, David Crowder.