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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 27 June 2017 2:44 PM

All Ireland Band, Grade 4A and 4B (5) Dual Registered Drummers:


Please note that when there is a clash of local rule between the RSPBA and the IPBA , the RSPBA rule is the rule that is followed as the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships is deemed to be equivalent to a Scottish Major. Under RSPBA rules for Majors, dual registered drumming instructors are not allowed to compete with Grade 4A and Grade 4B bands, therefore, such instructors will not be allowed to compete with 4A and 4B bands in the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 26 June 2017 1:00 PM

Drum Major dress time for the All Ireland championships is 11.30 am

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 25 June 2017 9:53 PM

Fermanagh Section RSPBANI  are considering running a Bus to the All-Ireland Championships at Lurgan Park on Saturday 1st July 2017 if there is enough interest.  The bus will leave Enniskillen at approximately 9.00 am and return from Lurgan at approx. 6.00 pm.  It will pick up passengers en route.  The cost will be £10 per passenger.  Please contact the Chairman of the Fermanagh Section Willy Stinson on 0787 2620088 to register an interest as soon as possible.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 22 June 2017 11:22 AM

The Draw for the All Ireland Championships is now online and can be viewed by clicking here.

Please note the draw for Grade 4B Heats is attached below.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 June 2017 6:19 PM

Motor Home Parking- All Ireland Pipe Band Championships.

Overnight parking for Motor Homes is available in Lurgan Park on Friday 30th June, for the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships, the cost is £20.00. To receive a pass please make payment out to RSPBANI Branch and send in a stamped addressed envelope to Unit 34 Crescent Business Park, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2GN. Please include your vehicle registration.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 12 June 2017 5:56 PM

The Drum Major dress time for the Craigavon & District Championships is 11.00 am

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 June 2017 12:11 PM

Belfast City Events Office has advised us of roadworks on the Upper Newtownards Road this weekend.

The roadworks may have a knock on effect for folk attending the UK Pipe Band Championships if they are running on a tight schedule.

More information available at http://trafficwatchni.com/home

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 June 2017 11:57 AM

A reminder that the closing time and date for entries for the All Ireland Championships is 12:00 pm, Monday 12th June 2017.