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Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 4 July 2018 3:32 PM

Spectator concession tickets priced £10.00 for the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm on the 14th of July will be on sale at the registration tent at the All Ireland Championships in New Ross this Saturday. If spectator tickets aren't purchased in advance they will cost £20.00 on the day of the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm.

Bands will also be issued with wristbands for Glenarm this Saturday.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 2 July 2018 9:42 AM

Congratulations to the following RSPBANI band and Drum Majors who were successful on Saturday 30th June at the European Pipe Band Championships which were held in Forres
Well done to everyone who took part!

Drum Majors

3rd Louis Anderson - Crozier Memorial 
4th Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare Pipe Band
6th Louise Smiton - Closkelt Pipe Band

3rd Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill Pipe Band
4th Rachel Lowry - Armaghbreague 
5th Lana Gibson - Ballyboley Pipe Band

3rd Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Alicia Dickson Hamilton - Matt Boyd Memorial 
6th Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill Pipe Band


Grade 1
Drums - Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd - Field Marshal Montgomery

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 29 June 2018 2:45 PM

Please see the link to RSPBA General Data Protection Regulation policy here. The RSPBANI Branch are bound by this policy being a Branch of the Association.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 27 June 2018 4:39 PM

The IPBA have published the draw for the All Irelands on their website,

It can be accessed from the following link:


We are awaiting the bands who entered via IPBA being added onto the site by our Administrator before being able to publish the full draw

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 26 June 2018 1:44 PM

Local piper and drummer, William Wallace and Barney Megoran will be offering piping and drumming workshops every Wednesday during July and August at the Arnold Hall, near Spa Presbyterian Church [BT24 8YY] 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 4th 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.

(Kindly sponsored by The Ulster-Scots Agency)

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 26 June 2018 1:40 PM

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened its Musical Instruments for Bands Funding Programme.

For further details please click here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 25 June 2018 3:07 PM

Please see details and booking form for this year's Piping & Drumming Summer School at the Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown from the 23rd to 27th of July.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 21 June 2018 2:53 PM

Drum Major dress time for Antrim is 11.15 a.m.