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Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 August 2018 12:48 PM

                                      A First in The Pipe Band Scene 

The RSPBANI was delighted to celebrate Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE and the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band at the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Championships on Saturday, 4th August, for the band’s special award and recognition at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil earlier this year. The TG4 Gradam Ceoil are the ‘Oscars’ of traditional Irish music and 2018 marked the first time in their history that a pipe band was featured at the event, both as an award recipient and feature performance.

“Our aim is to celebrate the music of pipe bands and support our Northern Irish bands in gaining recognition on local, national and international stages,” said RSPBANI President, Winston Pinkerton. “We are very proud of Field Marshal Montgomery leading the way in bridging a gap in our island’s musical cultures and hope to see much more of our musical traditions coming together in the future.”

Click here to see the band’s performance at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil from February at the Belfast Waterfront. More highlights from the night include P/M Richard Parkes MBE welcoming His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland and FMM pipers Bradley, Kris and Glenn welcoming His Excellency in true Great Highland Bagpipes style

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2018 6:45 PM

Champions of Champions – Portrush

Saturday, 11th August 2018

Notice of Venue Changes

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the RSPBANI, all events will take place in the area adjacent to the Portush Recreation Grounds. Please see the below map for details of new competition, parking and vendor areas and road closures.


Limited parking is available at the Recreation Grounds Tennis Court via rear entrance. Additional parking locations: East Strand Car Park, The Bowl opposite the East Strand Car Park, West Bay grass and tarmac, and Dunluce Centre from Fire Station. Limited disabled parking on part of Landsdowne Road, on the day, accessed from Causeway View on a first come first served basis. All are park-and-walk to Landsdowne.

Road Closures and Restrictions

Landsdowne Road is closed from 12 noon Friday 10th August, to the public, from Ramore Avenue to Bath Road. Landsdowne Crescent will be open to through traffic but expect delays. Please observe No Waiting restrictions prior to and during the event.

Find out more throughout this week at

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2018 6:43 PM

The draw for the North West Championships in Portrush is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Grade 2 bands please note that's it's March, Strathspey and Reel.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 August 2018 1:17 PM

Drum Major Dress time for the Lisburn and Castlereagh Championships is 11.15 a.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 August 2018 3:58 PM

There is disabled parking and also overnight parking for Motor Homes at Moira Demesne on Friday night, 3rd of August.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 29 July 2018 5:26 PM

Well done to the following RSPBANI band's and Drum Majors who brought Silverware back over the water from the Scottish Championships,
We are delighted to have prize winners in all drum major grades and all adult band grades,

Drum Majors

3 - Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare
4 - Zara Cupples - Cullybackey
5 - Louis Anderson - Crozier Memorial
6 - Leanne Crooks - Syerla & District

2 - Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill
3 - Rachael Lowry - Armaghbreague
4 - Rebecca Hamilton - Tullylagan

3 - Emma Barr - Field Marshall Montgomery
4 - Alicia Dickson Hamilton - Matt Boyd Memorial
5 - Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill
6 - Vikki Singer - McDonald Memorial

Grade 4b
1 - Bessbrook Crimson Arrow

Grade 4a
3 - Cullybackey

Grade 3b
2 - Battlehill

Grade 3a
6 - Quinn Memorial

Grade 2
1 - Ravara
3 - Closkelt

Grade 1
3 - Field Marshall Montgomery

Posted by Ian Burrows on 26 July 2018 1:50 PM

The draw for the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 25 July 2018 10:35 AM

A document containing the current CoC Bass Section summaries has been uploaded to the documents section of the website
Access the document here