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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 1 March 2018 3:11 PM

Please see attached entry form and syllabus for the 2018 Cullybackey Solos.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 21 February 2018 12:32 PM

The RSPBANI Branch is inviting catering tenders for Branch Competitions 2018.

Interested Caterers please complete the attached form and send to RSPBANI, Unit 34, Crescent Business Park, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2GN. Closing date for applications is Monday 2nd April 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 20 February 2018 5:11 PM

A reminder of the Branch Meeting this Saturday, 24th February, 2 pm in Trinity Halls, Lisburn
This is a special Branch Meeting to discuss the RSPBA AGM and the NI Band's proposals to rule changes

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 February 2018 1:18 PM

Lisnamulligan Pipe Band are holding a ‘Quiz and Stew Night’ in Lisnamulligan Orange Hall on Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm.  £5 per person - everyone welcome.

 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 7 February 2018 12:38 PM

Entries for the Leinster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships are available online by clicking here

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 2 February 2018 5:03 PM

Burn's Night with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends

‘I Love Burns Night’

Saturday 27th January

 

After final tuition on the day by Pipe Major Andy McGregor, the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band took part in the ‘I Love Burns Night’ concert in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Nineteen young pipers and nineteen young drummers, under the direction of Alec Brown (Senior Pipe Major), Ian Burrows (Piping Tutor), Russell Tinney (Drum Tutor) and Kerry Doherty (Tenor Tutor), had the honour of performing with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends including John Logan (Conductor) and traditional music favourites Phil Cunningham (Accordion) and Aly Bain (Fiddle).  This ultimate Burns Night event, celebrating the cultural links between Scotland and Northern Ireland, was presented in association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.

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Winston Pinkerton (RSPBANI President) and Alec Brown (Senior Pipe Major Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band) pictured at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

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Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band under the direction of Alec Brown, Senior Pipe Major (left at the front) and  Ian Burrows, Piping Tutor (right at the front), pictured performing with the Ulster Orchestra at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

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Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band under the direction of Russell Tinney, Drum Tutor (left at the front) and Kerry Doherty, Tenor Tutor (7th from right in the line of drummers) pictured performing at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

 

 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 1 February 2018 9:32 PM

BBC Radio Ulster has reduced Mark Wilson's Pipes and Drums Radio programme to just a Summer series for 2018, which is only 6 programmes. This is a reduction from 16 programmes 2 years ago to only 6 programmes for 2018.

Please click here to sign the petition for the BBC to restore it to 16 programmes.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 1 February 2018 5:43 PM

Many thanks to the Ulster Tatler for this slideshow of photos at a Burns Lunch following the Branch Meeting of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch in Lisburn on Saturday 27th January.

Please click here to access the article.