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Posted by Danielle McCartney on 18 November 2019 12:35 PM

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019: Closkelt Pipe Band

Congratulations to Closkelt Pipe Band who have been nominated in Pipe band of the Year sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019.

Vote here! Vote now!

Posted by Ian Burrows on 24 October 2019 11:11 AM

McDonald Memorial Pipe Band are holding an open practice night on Tuesday 29th October from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in Magherally and Annaclone Church, 46 Kilmacrew Road, Banbridge, BT32 4EP. 

Everyone welcome.

 
Posted by Danielle McCartney on 22 October 2019 5:33 PM

A Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday, 26th of October 2019 at 2pm

The Branch AGM will be held on Saturday, 30th of November 2019 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 by Ian Burrows on 15 October 2019 10:23 AM

Please see details of 2019/2020 Piobaireachd Workshops

Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 October 2019 12:35 PM

Please see the attached document regarding the Music Leadership Programme which is aimed at 16 to 24-year-old pipers and drummers.

Please contact ian.burrows@rspbani.org if you are interested.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 23 September 2019 7:05 PM

 Please see attached results from the All Ireland Solos.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 23 September 2019 2:10 PM

Congratulations to the following NI Bands on their recent upgradings:

Grade 4a - Gtrade 3b

Augharan
Cullybackey

Grade 3b - Grade 3a

McNeillstown
Tullylagan

Grade 3a - Grade 2

St Mary's Derrytrasna

Grade 2 - Grade 1

Closkelt

Posted by Ian Burrows on 20 September 2019 2:37 PM

Please see attached upcoming 'Music On The Hill' event that McDonald Memorial and McDonald Academy Pipe Bands are holding.