The final preparations are now in place for annual Pipe Band and Drum Majors Championships.This is a special year for the County Antrim Section which are hosting their 40th Championships and will be held in Woodburn Playing Fields Woodburn Road Carrickfergus under the kind hospices of Carrickfergus Borough Council.
There will be a shuttle bus running to the town centre for all you keen shoppers,unfortuately the council are not allowing any overnight parking this year for Camper Vans in the playing fields.
The competition will start at 11.30 with Grade 4B taking to the line 1st , followed shortly by 4A at 12.00 noon.Drum Majors dress is due to start at 11am.Draw is now avaiable on the website.
So come along and support our section in this years contest and enjoy once again some of the best bands in the country...
See you there.
The County Fermanagh Section, while hugely disappointed at having to cancel yesterdays Grade 1. due to the incessant rain, wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many messages of support we have received. There was no doubt that yesterday Fermanagh was in the Lakes rather than the Lakes being in Fermanagh! While the Section does try its best to control as many aspects of the contest as possible, unfortunetly the weather is beyond even our best efforts.
We look forward to a huge improvement in the weather for the rest of the season and want to wish every success to the bands who are travelling next Saturday to Bathgate .
We will see you all next year.
Results Co Fermanagh
The rain came and came again, the result was the grade one championships, much anticipated here in Enniskillen, was cancelled. It was regretful for the local Section, who put so much into the event for it to end like it did but, knowing the resolve of the Fermanagh Section, they will bounce back again.
All thanks to all our own volunteers for a good job.
Results are attached
The County Fermanagh Contest is in Enniskillen at the usual venue, in the grounds of the Lakeland Forum, beside Enniskillen Castle this Saturday, its very close to the town centre. Drivers should follow direction signs to Sligo, Belleek etc on entering Enniskillen from Belfast and the Lakeland Forum is a left turn at Bus Station just past Erneside Shoppping Centre. There is parking in the grounds and also in the free public car park in front of the Royal British Legion. There is also further free car parking in the car park beside Castle which is very close to the contest arena. Fermanagh Council do NOT allow Motor Homes in the Lakeland Forum grounds overnight, our experience is that they do however always manage to find somewhere to park close to the arena.
We are assurred that the weather in Enniskillen while not expected to be as glorious as last year is to be dry and fine.
First band is on the line at 12:00 Noon with Drum Major Dress commencing at 12:00. We are delighted to have an excellent entry across all grades and look forward to seeing you all at the first Gr8 event in Fermanagh this year.