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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.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 20 June 2018 2:45 PM

Well done to the following RSPBANI Drum Majors and band's who were placed at the UK Championships which were held in Stormont on Saturday 16th June:

Drum Majors

2nd Louis Anderson- Crozier Memorial
4th Louise Smiton - Closkelt 
5th Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare
6th Zara Cupples - Cullybackey

2nd Rachael Lowry - Armaghbreague
3rd Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill
6th Katie Bicker - Marlacoo

1st Emma Barr- Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Alicia Dickson Hamilton- Matt Boyd Memorial
4th Jason Price - Ravara 
5th Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill
6th David Brownlee - Derryclavin


Drums Gransha
1st Gransha 
6th Bessbrook Crimson Arrow

1st McNeillstown
2nd McDonald Memorial 
4th Cullybackey
5th Kildoag
6th Ballycoan

Drums St Mary's Derrytrasna 
1st St Mary's Derrytrasna
3rd Clogher and District 
4th Battlehill

4th Marlacoo and District 
6th Drumlough

2nd Closkelt 
4th Ravara

3rd Field Marshal Montgomery

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 June 2018 2:27 PM

Ballyboley Pipe Band left a drum case and 2 Capes at the Final Tuning Area for Grade 4B at Stormont on Saturday past.

If anyone found them please contact the Branch Office.


Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 June 2018 2:25 PM

Please note the playing requirements for grades 3A and 3B for the Antrim and Newtownabbey Regional Championships is Medley selection.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 20 June 2018 9:02 AM
Colmcille Pipe Band are running a bus to the All Irelands which will take place in New Ross on Saturday 7th July, this is a day trip and pick ups can be arranged along the way
They are also running a day trip to the Scottish Pipe Band Championships which will take place in Dumbarton on Saturday 28th July
If anyone is interested in travelling with the band please get in touch via Facebook PM or contact any band member
Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 18 June 2018 8:55 AM

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 14 June 2018 4:53 PM

Please see attached flyer regarding Augharan Pipe Band's 2018 World Championships Trip.