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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 16 July 2019 3:42 PM

Congratulations to James Kennedy
Closkelt Pipe Band
Adult Drum Major European Champion 2019
🥇🏆

A huge well done also to the following Prize Winners at the recent European Championships which took place in Inverness on Saturday 29th June:

Drum Majors
Junior
3rd - Grace Thompson - Ballydonaghy Pipe Band 🥉
4th - Louise Smiton - Closkelt 🏅

Juvenile 
4th - Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill Pipe Band 🏅
6th - Katie Bicker - Marlacoo Pipe Band 🏅

Adult 
3rd - Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band 🥉
5th - Vikki Singer - McDonald Memorial Pipe Band Sponsored Weight Loss 🏅

Bands
Grade 1
3rd - Field Marshal Montgomery🥉

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 2 July 2019 2:24 PM

Drum Major dress time for the All Ireland Championships 1s 10.30 a.m.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 24 June 2019 1:12 PM

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

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 June 2019 4:01 PM

Drum Major dress time for Antrim is 11.00 am.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 June 2019 3:58 PM

A reminder that entries for the All Ireland Championships close at 11:00 pm Saturday 22nd June 2019.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 17 June 2019 7:00 PM

The draw is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 17 June 2019 12:20 PM

There are two town centre car parks available with over 500 free car parking spaces, opposite the pedestrian entrance to Antrim Castle Gardens.  An overflow car park has been organised at The Junction shopping centre with 2000 spaces.  Double Decker buses will then transfer folk and equipment to the competition venue and will run throughout the day from 8.30am.  Once inside The Junction car park follow the white signs to ‘Coach Drop-off Point’. 

Parking for all those with a disabled badge, including disabled Motorhome users is available within the grounds as well as for band coaches.

There is no overnight parking allowed in Castle Gardens for Motorhomes at the Championships. Parking is available at the dedicated Lough Shore Caravan park (tel.02894464963). It is a leisurely 10-minute walk from the Caravan Park to Antrim Castle Gardens along the river's edge.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 17 June 2019 12:16 PM

Local piper and drummer, William Wallace and Barney Megoran will be offering piping and drumming workshops every Wednesday during July and August at Spa Primary School [BT24 8QB] outside Ballynahinch.

These workshops are open for all although starting from children who are starting P5 in September. There is no charge for the summer school but beginners will be required to purchase their own chanter or drum pad and sticks. William or Barney can arrange to get these. 

 

Come along on Wednesday 3rd July for enrolment and registration and a workshop any time from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

After the initial registration, more details of the lessons will be given as students will be required to come at different times depending on their level.

Please contact Gary Blair at the Ulster-Scots Agency if you have any queries on 028 90 231 113.  (Kindly sponsored by The Ulster-Scots Agency).