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Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 24 October 2018 11:21 AM

A reminder of the Section A.G.M. tomorrow night in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch at 7.30 p.m.

We would request that all County Down Section Bands attend please as there is an important item on the agenda to discuss. County Armagh bands would also be very welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 18 October 2018 2:53 PM

Press release - 18th October 2018

SLOT return to Armagh to continue their Musical Journey

Turas Ceoil - Live in Ireland

Armagh City Hotel, 27th April 2019.

On Saturday 27th April 2019, St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band will once again take to the Armagh City Hotel stage to showcase their critically acclaimed concert “Turas Ceoil”.

Having performed the concert to a sellout crowd of over 2,100 people last August, the show has received many rave reviews.

Following numerous enquiries, SLOT have decided to bring the show to Ireland.

“We really didn’t expect the huge levels of appreciation we have received following our show last August,” says P/M Alen Tully, “we’ve had an unbelievable amount of enquiries about whether we may ever put the show on again,

surprisingly from some people who were at the show and also from many who couldn’t make it across to Glasgow for the original.

Considering we have all the material still in our repertoire, we felt it would be a great opportunity to perform it once more for our followers who missed out or even for those who would like to experience it for the second time.”

The band have confirmed that Coda, the 7 piece male vocal group will also be joining them, while many of the other accompanying musicians will also be there.

“We will freshen the show a little so that for anyone who has seen the original will have a surprise or two, however, the majority will be the same as the last one,” says P/M Tully.

Armagh City Hotel holds up to 1,000 people and the band are expecting it to sell out fast.

“Given how quick the last concert sold out and the level of interest already in this show, we would anticipate these tickets to sell out pretty quickly.

We know there were a number of disappointed people last time around who left it too late to get their tickets, so we would encourage people not to leave it so late this time!” says P/M Tully.

Tickets for Turas Ceoil - Live in Ireland, go on sale on Thursday 18th October and will be available initially online through the band's portal on ticket retailer, Tito.

Please visit the link below to book online :


There will also be a limited number of physical tickets that can be obtained from band members or at the Armagh City Hotel and these will be available from Monday 22nd October.

Tickets are priced at £17 each which includes a £2 booking fee.

For additional information contact the band at turas_ceoil@slotpb.com

Posted in Mid-Ulster News by Ian Burrows on 17 October 2018 7:01 PM

Please note that the annual general meeting of the Mid Ulster Section will be held on Wednesday, 24th October 2018, commencing at 8.00 p.m., in the Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.

It is very important that all bands within the Mid Ulster Section are represented at this meeting.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Dessie McLaughlin


Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 October 2018 4:48 PM


A reminder of Autumn Training Events.

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch in conjunction with Artsland (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council) and Dun Uladh are running training events in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on the following dates and topics;

20th October 2018

• Committee Skills 
• Public Relations 
• Funding and Fundraising 
• Marketing and Social Media

10th November 2018

• Events Management
• Safeguarding
• Working with Volunteers (Motivation and Retention)

There is £250.00 available to each band who send representatives to attend the training events. This training is invaluable to bands as it will assist with any future funding applications that bands make and is something that funders recognize and require more and more if any future funding applications are to be successful.

To register please email: info@rspbani.org

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 15 October 2018 3:12 PM

The County Down Section A.G.M. will be held in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel on Thursday 25th of October at 7.30 p.m.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 2 October 2018 12:40 PM

A Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday, 27th of October 2018 at 2pm

The Branch AGM will be held on Saturday, 24th of November 2018 at 11 am.

Both meetings will be held in Trinity Methodist Halls, Ballymacoss Ave, Lisburn, County Antrim BT28 2GX.

Nominations for election of Officers and notices of motion for the AGM must be received from band secretaries by the Branch Secretary three weeks prior to the meeting.

Email contact for the Branch Secretary is danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ray Hall on 28 September 2018 6:42 PM

The Co. Fermanagh Section Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 8th October 2018 in the Westville Hotel,  Enniskillen at 8.00pm.   All bands are very much encouraged to be represented at this important meeting to make their views heard on the way forward and to hear the work that the Section did during the previous year.  All will be made most welcome.  Refeshments will follow the meeting . 

Ray Hall