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Posted in Branch News by Admin on 10 September 2016 11:14 PM

The entry deadline for the All-Ireland and NI Novice Solos has been extended until 10am on Monday 12th September. Big thanks to everyone that has already entered. The team will begin work on Monday morning on the draw etc. so this will be the only extension.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ray Hall on 8 September 2016 7:16 PM

The Annual General Meeting of the County Fermanagh Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch will take place in the Westville Hotel, Enniskillen on Monday 12th September 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

The Section looks forward to a good turn out of band representatives to the meeting.  Refreshments will be served.

Ray Hall,

Co Fermanagh Secretary

Posted in Branch News by Admin on 6 September 2016 5:25 PM

The All-Ireland Solo entries close this Saturday. With 4 days left to go there are 26 Pipers & 43 Drummers entered. Last year there were 76 Pipers and 66 Drummers that competed so we still have a significant number of entries to come in. Many thanks to those that have already entered or who have contacted us for support. Can we ask that all other soloists complete their entry as soon as possible. If you need any support with an entry please contact us at admin@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Admin on 26 August 2016 12:03 AM

Entries for the N.I. Novice Solos are now open. Please check the attached syllabus for details of the grades and playing requirements.

The process for entering is the same as for the All-Ireland Solos (instrutions also attached). We understand that some of the young people may not have their own email address, in this instance please contact us by email at admin@rspbani.org and we will create accounts for those players.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 23 August 2016 3:55 PM

Please see attached flyer regarding the Fingal Solo and Piping Drumming Championships on Sunday, 9th of October, 2016 in Lusk Co Dublin.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 23 August 2016 3:07 PM

Yesterday concluded the Mid Ulster Piping and Drumming Summer School which ran one day a week for six weeks in the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Cookstown. The Mid Ulster Council 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.

Click here to view photos from the finale

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

Posted in Branch News by Admin on 19 August 2016 1:35 PM

The online system for Solo Competition entries is now open. Please find the All-Ireland Syllabus attached along with instructions on how to process your entry. If you have any difficulties processing your entry please contact the Branch Office. The closing date is 10th September.

The Novice Piping and Drumming Competitions (Practice Chanter, Pipe Chanter, Drum Pad and Unaccompanied Snare) will not form part of the All-Ireland Championships this year. The NI Branch will be running the 'NI Novice Solo Piping and Drumming Championships' in the same venue and on the same day as the All-Ireland Solos to accommodate these competitions. We're just finalising the details of this event and entries will open early next week.