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Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 September 2017 4:29 PM

Ballinderry Church presents Ravara Pipe Band in concert with compere Gary Wilson and supporting artists in Ballinderry Church Hall, Saturday the 23rd of September 2017 at 8 pm.

Suggested subscription £10.00

Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 September 2017 4:23 PM

New School Term commencing, Saturday 23rd September.

We have 2 pop up centres this year in Broughshane and Belfast as well as our existing centres in Mid Ulster, Fermanagh, Co. Down and the North West.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 September 2017 8:40 PM

Results of the Adult World Solo Drumming Qualifier and Northern Ireland Novice Solos attached.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 7 September 2017 4:41 PM

Please see attached for the All Ireland Piping and Drumming Solos 2017 draw

Posted by Ian Burrows on 6 September 2017 4:54 PM

NI Novice Solos Draw

Novice Practice Chanter – 6.45 pm

William McFarland

Ben McAlister                    

Sam Purvis                         

Novice Piping (to follow)     

Rebecca Hicks                   

Vincent Obrien

Grace Victoria McIvor

Novice Drum Pad – 6.45 pm                      

Nathan McAdoo

Harry Walker

Harry Gates

Matthew Steenson

Advanced Drum Pad (to follow)

Adam Gates

Unaccompanied Snare (to follow)

Jamie Coffey

Harriet Lovatt

Ben Jenkins                        

Registration will open at 6.30pm,

We ask that all competitors are present and ready to start at 6.45pm

Adult MSR World Qualifier Draw – 7.15pm

  1. Dean Smyth                        Field Marshal Montgomery
  2. Matthew Shaw                    Ravara
  3. Brian Hasson                      Colmcille
  4. Matthew Cole                      Quinn Memorial
  5. Christopher Hasson            Colmcille

Registration for World Qualifier also opens at 6.30pm,

Address for Greystone Primary School:

53 Greystone Rd, Antrim BT41 1JW

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 30 August 2017 10:25 AM

A reminder that the closing date for entering the following solos is Saturday 2nd September at 12 Noon:

All Ireland Solos
NI Novice Solos
Adult MSR World Drumming Solo Qualifier

Please don't delay in submitting your entry online

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 24 August 2017 8:35 PM

Entries for the NI Novice Solos and for the All Ireland Solos (Piping, Drumming and Tenor events) can be viewed online at Competitions

Instructions on how to enter Solo Competitions can be found in the attached document

Entries for the Bass Section of the All Ireland Solos and for the Adult MSR Qualifer should be emailed to the branch secretary ( or submitted to the Branch Office 

Closing Date for all Solo Events - Saturday 2nd September at 12 Noon

Please contact the branch secretary if you have any issues creating an account or entering the solos

Posted by Ian Burrows on 23 August 2017 9:25 AM

Yesterday concluded the Mid Ulster Piping and Drumming Summer School which ran for five weeks in the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Cookstown. The Mid Ulster Council Vice Chairman, the RSPBA President, Parents, and Guardians attended the finale which was marked by a certificate presentation to each student and performances by all students in various groups.

Thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for partnering RSPBANI in this project.