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Posted by Ian Burrows on 3 April 2017 9:35 AM

Online competition entries are now open. Band Secretaries please update your band tunes on the system. Please also see attached syllabus.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 29 March 2017 2:41 PM

Please see attached syllabus for the Fingal Pipe Band Championships which are being held on Saturday, 6th May at Lusk Football Grounds. Start time and Adjudicators to be announced shortly. 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 27 March 2017 10:02 PM

The Colmcille Pipe Band are running a bus to the British, Scottish and World Championships,

The British and Scottish will be day trips – pickups can be arrange on route to Belfast!


British Championships - May 20th at Paisley

Belfast – Cairnryan

Sailing @ 7.30am

Cairnryan – Belfast

Sailing @ 11pm

Cost - £80

Scottish Championships - July 29th at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton

Belfast – Cairnryan

Sailing @ 7.30am

Cairnryan – Belfast

Sailing @ 11pm

Cost - £80

World Championships - August 11th/12th at Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Belfast – Cairnryan

Sailing @ 11.30am Wednesday 9th August

Cairnryan – Belfast

Sailing @ 7.30pm Sunday 13th August

Cost - £120
This includes the Ferry and travel into Glasgow City Centre – our accommodation is near the Lord Todd bar,

Contact Brian Hasson Jr to book, 07710 231473, email:

Posted by Ian Burrows on 27 March 2017 12:28 PM

Please see attached flyer regarding details of Augharan's World Pipe Band Championships trip 2017.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 22 March 2017 6:18 PM

A reminder of the Branch meeting this Saturday, 25th March, 2 pm in Trinity Hall, Lisburn.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2017 5:13 PM

The entries for the Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships are now open.

To enter:

  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click on 'My Account' (Top of page).
  3. Click on the 'Soloist' Tab.
  4. 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

Please note payment for entries must be paid in advance and will not be accepted on the day. 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2017 11:19 PM

Please see attached poster for details of Lisnamulligan Pipe Band Concert on Saturday 1st, April, 2017.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 March 2017 1:15 PM

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.