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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 7 April 2022 3:27 PM

Please find the timetable for the upcoming Ulster Solos in the attached image

Posted in Branch News by Michelle Shilliday on 6 April 2022 1:18 PM

RSPBANI is offering the opportunity for established outdoor catering companies to apply for the catering concessions. Any experienced provider wishing to be considered for the contract is invited to submit an expression of interest.

Providers are expected to have a sound financial standing and be able to demonstrate a successful delivery of similar contracts. 

Link to Expression of Interest Form

For queries please contact

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 5 April 2022 3:05 PM

Tenders are invited for ‘Trading Licences’ to supply Goods and Services at the 75th Anniversary All Ireland Pipe Band Championships, which will be staged in the Town Park (Pearse Park), New Ross, Co Wexford on Saturday 2nd July 2022

General Rules for Vendors
a) ‘Site’ is the term used to describe the Town Park, New Ross, Co Wexford and its environs
b) ‘Pitch’ is the term used to define the allocated vending area, within the Town Park, New Ross, Co Wexford.
c) Vendors will be allowed on site from Friday 1st July post 14.00 hrs and from 8.00-19.00 hrs on Saturday 2nd July 2022.
d) Vendors will be posted their ‘Trading Licence’. The Trading Licence should be displayed prominently at the pitch throughout the day
e) Power and water have to be brought on site by the vendor
f) Vendors for ‘food stuff’ sales should be competent vendors with regulatory certification (HSE or FSA NI) and also with appropriate insurance indemnification, a copy of which has to be forwarded with your application.
g) The IPBA may accept or reject any or all tenders as it sees fit
h) Only approved vendors with a ‘Trading Licence’ issued by the IPBA will be allowed on site
i) To receive the ‘Trading Licence’ payment must be made by Friday 17th June 2022


  •  Any queries to Noel O’Mahony, IPBA Treasurer

How to Tender
Tenders must contain

  • Vendors Form properly filled in
  • The amount tendered for a ‘Trading Licence’ must be clearly stated (please specify if this amount is in Euros or British Pounds)
  • Tenders must be received by Friday 3rd June 2022
  • This Vendors Form, together with a copy of your insurance, should be sent by ‘hard-copy’ or e mailed to:

Noel O’Mahony, IPBA Treasurer 00353 (0)879773029
Dromore, Dromohane, Mallow P51W2X3, Co Cork, ROI

Vendor Form attached

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 25 March 2022 3:24 PM


‘Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103145’  

Trip to "The British Pipe Band Championships" 2022 In Greenock

Coach, Ferry & 1 Night Bed & Breakfast
at Premier Inn Greenock
Friday 20th May to Saturday 21st May  

Coach Journey:
Leaving Lisnagleer Community Hall      
2 Lisnagleer Road Dungannon BT70 3NL
Friday 20th May 5.00am sharp
Pick-ups along route can be arranged

Ferry: Stena
Belfast Sailing Fri 20th @ 7.30am and return Cairnryan Sailing Sat 21st @ 19.30pm

Cost Per/Person £150
Family rates on request.
A deposit is required to secure booking.
Full Payment must be received before 14th April 2022.

To Secure a Place on this Trip Contact:
Alastair Brown    Mobile:   07989536545

Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 18 March 2022 11:12 AM

RSPBA HQ have announced that Grade 1 and 2 bands will not have to draw on the line at the first Major (British Championships at Battery Park),

They have also announced that the minimum required number of performers at Major Championships in 2022 are the same as the requirements for Minor contests

Full details are included in this post on the RSPBA website

Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 8 March 2022 10:52 AM

Message from RSPBA HQ

A little reminder to UK Band Secretaries, AGM Proxy Forms are due in by 10 am on Thursday 10 March 2022.

If you cannot attend the AGM and wish to send a proxy, please print the form, sign it and scan it back to

The forms need to be hand signed so that we can check it against our records for the Proxy to be valid. Please do get in touch if you have any issues.

We hope to see as many Bands as possible represented.

Kindest wishes,

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 28 February 2022 10:33 AM

A reminder that the March Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm via zoom

Zoom link, agenda and minutes will be sent to Band Secretaries via email

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 19 February 2022 7:38 PM

Entries are now opened for the Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships
Syllabus can be viewed here

Enter via 'My Account' - Soloist tab,

If you have any issues, please contact