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The RSPBANI Branch is inviting tenders for Branch Competitions 2015.

Interested Caterers please fill in the attached form and send to RSPBANI, Unit 34, Crescent Business Park, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2GN. Closing date for applications is Monday 16th March 2015.

Latest News

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 February 2015 11:03 AM

Please see attached entry form and syllabus for the Cullybackey Solos which are taking place on the 11th of April in Cullybackey High School. Please note entries close on Friday 27/3/15.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 9 February 2015 11:47 PM

I attended the Belfast Peace Proms in the Odyssey Arena on Sunday 8th February and would like to congratulate all who took part in the absolutely sold out afternoon show. It was a real feast of entertainment and all of the performers put on a really wonderful show. Those talented young people that were performing with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland really were superb and the enjoyment of the Orchestra leaders in developing and performing with such talent is obvious to all. 

I as you would expect looked forward to the contribution from the young  pipers and drummers who took part.  I was not disappointed, the music and the standard of piping and drumming  was outstanding  from all those who took part.  It is very heartening to see our  pipers and drummer gelling together seamlessly with an orchestra and taking every advantage of the opportunity to make great music together. Well done to all involved

Ray Hall


Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 2 February 2015 4:09 PM

The Ulster Festival of Solo Piping and Drumming including Tenor Drumming will be held in Monkstown School Newtownabbey on the 18th April from 10am.

Entry form and contest information is attached and sent to all band secretaries please ensure it is distributed to all who needs one.

Mervyn Herron

Contest Administrator 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 28 January 2015 12:21 PM

Cullybackey Pipe Band present Fred Morrison in Concert 7/3/15.

This promises to be a fantastic night out with support acts from The Big Rab Show, Rachel McLeister and Cullybackey Pipe Band pipers also providing entertainment along with Fred Morrison himself.

Tickets are priced at only £10, including a light supper.

 Why not make it a band night out and have a pre season catch up!

You can buy tickets from any Cullybackey member, via PayPal or credit/debit card (link below). Tickets may not be available on the night due to restrictions on numbers. Families welcome! 


Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 23 January 2015 7:21 PM

The Annual Ulster Solos which will incorporate tenor drumming will be held on the 18th April in Monkstown School. Would all soloists keep this date  free.

Entry forms will be out soon

Mervyn Herron

Contest Administrator

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 January 2015 10:42 PM

Champioship Dates for 2015



April 18th

Ulster Solos - Monkstown

May 16th

North Down and Ards Championships - Bangor

May 23rd

Co Fermanagh  Championships

May 30th

British Championships - Bathgate

June 6th

Mid – Ulster Championships

June 13th

UK Championships - Belfast

June 20th

Craigavon and District - Championships

June 27th

European Championships - Forres

July 4th

All Ireland Championships - Omagh

July 11th


July 18th

County Antrim Championships - Glenarm

July 25th

Scottish Championships - Dumbarton

August 1st

City of Lisburn Championships

August 8th

Ulster Championships - Rostrevor

August 14th/15th

World Championships - Glasgow

August 22nd

North West Championships - Portrush

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 11 January 2015 4:42 PM

Tamlaght O'Crilly Pipe Band  are looking out for experienced pipers, drummers and tenor drummers to join the band for 2015 season. 

They are also are looking for beginners to join their beginner classes, if you are interested please contact Pipe Major  Mark Adair, 07546042429, Leading Drummer John Beverland, 07739902757, Lee Elliott, 07563003564 or any band member.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 6 January 2015 6:49 PM

The Irish Piobaireachd Society Annual Contest will take place on 7th February,2015 commencing at 10.00am in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown Co. Cork,

There will also be a Masterclass by Colin MacLellan [taking place immediately after the contest].
Please find entry details attached.