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Posted in Branch News 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 in Branch News 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 info@rspbani.org

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

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 14 March 2017 2:45 PM

The RSPBANI County Down Section are inviting tenders for the Craigavon and District Pipe Band and Drum Major Championsips 2017.

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 10th April, 2017.

Posted in Branch News 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 in Co. Antrim News by Alistair McCleery on 9 March 2017 7:31 PM

Today seen the lauch of the Dalradia Festival & The County Antrim Pipe Band &Drum Major Championships which will be held on 15th&16th July once again in Glenarm Castle.

This year the festival is going to be bigger and better according to organisers , and the County Antrim section are working close we with everyone .This year the section are hopefully getting sponsorship to host something special for the Senior Drum Majors .(watch this space for more info)

For all you campers and Motorhome personnel can I ask you to apply as quickly as possible as this was also launched today ,simply go to Dalradia Festival page and follow link to get camping passes.,everyone can see what other great attractions are coming this year ...if you like Nathan Carter or Peppa Pig come along as there something for everyone.

Watch this space for more info .......

Posted in Branch News 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.


Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 9 March 2017 12:59 PM

The Music Service for Pipes and Drums presents theMCallum Bagpipes  Roadshow on Saturday 11th of March at the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. Doors open at 7pm. All proceeds go to youth development of pipers and drummers.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 March 2017 5:12 PM

Upper Crossgare Pipe Band Presents:

A Night of Pipe, Gospel and Folk Music
Friday 21st of April, 7.30 pm,
Edengrove Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballynahinch

Ticket prices: Adults £10.00
                      Children £4.00

Tickets available from any Band Member or contact, 07866302770