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Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 June 2014 11:29 AM

The RSPBANI County Down Section is working with the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice as it's nominated charity this year.

The Section is delighted to announce that R.G. Hardie & Co. Ltd of Glasgow have agreed to donate a set of Peter Henderson bagpipes, (value £1200:00) for a prize draw to be drawn at the finale of the Craigavon and District Championships on the 21st June 2014. The Section would like to express their sincere thanks to Alastair Dunn and the Directors of R G Hardie & Co. Ltd for their very generous support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to win a set of quality bagpipes so please purchase tickets and support this very worthy cause. Ticket cost is only £1:00

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 June 2014 1:40 PM

                                       Lurgan Park will be in the swing.

The County Down Section  promotion in Lurgan Park on the 21st June will have an added dimension with the inclusion of three traditional music groups on stage during the afternoon. Scheduled to start at 1pm appearing first will be Violeen followed by The Upducky Band and finishing of the sessions will be Blackthorn. All these musicians have attained great success during their musical journey and we welcome them all to Lurgan Park.


So during the afternoon come along to the music stage area beside the Lurgan Park monument to hear some toe taping music. The compere will be our own Mark Wilson Champion drummer and broadcaster.

This promises to be a fabulous day of music for all.


We also have a children's play zone supplied by Craigavon Borough Council.


Mervyn Herron



Posted by Ian Burrows on 19 May 2014 3:45 PM

Craigavon Borough Council in conjunction with the RSPBA Co Down Section will be staging the Annual Championships in Lurgan Park on the 21st June from 1130 am until 6 pm. As well as over 40 bands and drum majors their will be a music stage within the park with prominent trad. music sessions from 1pm to 4pm the host will be Mark Wilson well known judge and TV presenter.

There will be a childrens entertainment zone and the usual stalls. Motorhome parking will be permitted at the designated area.

See local press for details of music sessions.

Mervyn Herron Secretary

Posted by Mervyn Herron on 16 June 2013 10:18 AM

The first contest to be held in Lurgan Park was staged yesterday with a rather dissapointing day of rain and at times strong winds. The event went well and Craigavons Mayor Mark Baxter praised the efforts of all who attended on the day. There were a number of withdrawals and this did not help the flow of the whole day.

A beautiful new trophy was handed over by Mrs Betty Anderson in memory of her late husband Bobby this was gratefully recieved.

The results are attached

Mervyn Herron Secretary

Posted by Mervyn Herron on 11 June 2013 6:58 PM

Drum Majors Dress will be held at 11am on Saturday next.

Mervyn Herron Secretary

Posted by Mervyn Herron on 30 May 2013 5:32 PM


Motorhome parking

Craigavon Borough Council have advised that they will set aside an area in Lurgan Park for Friday the 14th June ONLY.Entrance can be gained to Lurgan Park up until 9pm. Otherwise Saturday morning. Please observe directions form park staff on Friday.

Mervyn Herron

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 May 2013 4:07 PM

Please see advert for Craigavon and District Pipe Band Championships.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 29 April 2013 5:04 PM

Craigavon and District Pipe Band Championships, Lurgan Park,Saturday 15th June 2013, commencing 11 am.