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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 25 May 2022 11:58 AM

Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming trip to New Ross

Coach & 1 nights B&B in the Maldron Hotel, Ballindinas, Barntown, Co. Wexford
Friday 1st July - Saturday 2nd July 22

Coach leaving Lisnagleer Community Hall on Friday 1st July, pickups can be arranged on route

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 24 May 2022 3:51 PM

The band draw for Cookstown has now been updated on the website

The Drum Major draw for Cookstown has now been updated on the website

Drum Majors Dress will take place at 11:00

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 4 May 2022 11:24 PM

The band draw for Bangor has now been updated on the website

The Drum Major draw for Bangor has now been updated on the website

Drum Majors Dress will take place at 11:00

Posted in Branch News by Michelle Shilliday on 25 April 2022 4:28 PM

Branch Meeting, due to be held on Wednesday 27th April is postponed. 

We do not have enough updates to report for discussion at this time and may reschedule at a later date if needed. Apologies that we are having techinical difficulties with our usual emailing system. 

 
Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 19 April 2022 10:10 AM

The East of Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2022 will be held on Sunday 26th June on Howth Promenade.

The contest is being promoted by St Lawerence of Howth PB and the Leinster Branch IPBA.

It is proposed to have a full adjudication team present at the contest (2P, E & D)

Please find attached the syllabus for the event. The contest starts at 1.00 pm.

Should a band wish to compete, but cannot fulfil the minimum numbers requirement, come along, play and receive assessment sheets from the adjudicators.

All bands are welcome.

Bettany Russell
Contest Secretary

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 16 April 2022 9:02 PM

Well done to all Competitors today at the Ulster Solo Championships in Lisnagarvey High School. 

Thank you to all volunteers, stewards and judges for delivering an excellent event. 

Results attached plus photos will follow on facebook shortly. 

Posted in Branch News by Michelle Shilliday on 13 April 2022 4:24 PM

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) and Ards and North Down Borough Council are pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships.

The event returns to the seaside town of Bangor this year and will take place on Saturday 14 May from 10am in Castle Park.

This highly anticipated championship will be the first competitive pipe band event to take place in Northern Ireland since 2019 after the pandemic cancelled both the 2020 and 2021 events. This championship will feature contests for Pipe Bands, Drum Majors and Highland Dancing.

President & Life Ambassador of the RSPBANI, Mr Winston Pinkerton, said:

"This will be the first event under our strategy for 2022 of 'Rebuild, Restart, Rediscover' and the branch looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the grass after two seasons out."

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Mark Brooks, said:

“The Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships are always a highlight of the year. They attract many people to our beautiful Borough so I am delighted to see them return for the first time since 2019 and I am looking forward to seeing Castle Park buzzing with excitement again.”

As is traditional, a short parade of bands will take place in Castle Park Avenue at the end of the day after the finale, results and prize giving.

Visit www.rspbani.org for more information. 

For media enquiries or any further details please contact: 

Erinn McIlwaine, RSPBANI Press Officer

07515 556025

press@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Michelle Shilliday on 8 April 2022 10:12 AM

The Ards & North Down Pipe Band Championships will be held on Saturday 14th May 2022 at Castle Park, Bangor. This highly anticipated event will be the first championship to take place since 2019 and will feature Pipe Band, Drum Major & Highland Dancing Competitions. RSPBANI will look forward to welcoming everyone back to the grass.

Entries for Pipe Band and Drum Major events will open on Monday 11th April.

Entires for the Highland Dancing events will open on Monday 25th April.

Car Parking details can be found HERE

Motorhomes are not permitted to use Town Centre car parks and should check in advance on suitable locations. Further information can be found HERE