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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 October 2017 7:48 PM

Congratulations from the Northern Ireland Branch to:

Daniel Lynn (Cullybackey Pipe Band) who won the World Solo Drumming Juvenile Section 2 March title, 
and to Daniel Mulcahy (Closkelt Pipe Band) who won the World Solo Drumming Juvenile Section 4 MSR title at the World Solo Drumming Championships held today in Glasgow.

Congratulations also go to other Northern Ireland Branch registered drummers who received the following placing prizes:

Juvenile Section 3 MSR:

Arren McWilliams - 3rd
Jamie Kerr - 5th

Juvenile Section 5 MSR:

Adam McCollum - 2nd

Adult Final:

Gareth McLees - 4th


The International Solo Tenor Drumming Championships took place today alongside the World Solo Drumming Championships.

Congratulations from the Northern Ireland Branch to Calum Smyth (Quinn Memorial Pipe Band) who won the International Juvenile Solo Tenor Drumming Section 5 MSR title

Congratulations also go to other Northern Ireland Branch registered tenor drummers who received the following placing prizes:

International Juvenile Tenor Drumming Section 4 - MSR:

Zoe Abraham - 2nd

International Juvenile Tenor Drumming Section 5 - MSR:

Bethany Jack- 2nd

Posted in Mid-Ulster News by Ian Burrows on 18 October 2017 11:03 PM

Please note that the annual general meeting of the Mid-Ulster Section will be held on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017, commencing at 8.00 p.m., in the Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.

It is very important that all bands within the Mid-Ulster Section are represented at this meeting.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Dessie McLaughlin
Secretary.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 11 October 2017 3:33 PM

McDonald Memorial Pipe Band & McDonald Academy Pipe Band will be holding a fundraising Tractor Run on Saturday 21st October 2017.

It will commence at 12 noon from Magherally Church of Ireland, Kilmacrew Road, Banbridge, BT32 4EP.  The cost is £10 per tractor and £5 for each passenger which includes a burger and drink.

If you require any further information email mcdonaldpipeband@hotmail.co.uk or phone 077 18914024.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 11 October 2017 3:31 PM

Readers of the News Letter's Tartan Talk column should note that it has been moved from Saturday to a Friday spot.

Bands / RSPBA NI Branch sections etc. wishing to have items included in the column in respect of fundraising, concerts, recruitment etc. should e-mail the correspondent Gilbert Cromie at gilbertcromie50@yahoo.co.uk.

It is preferable that items are submitted at least a full week in advance and by the Wednesday to enable the column to be prepared and submitted to the News Letter on the Thursday morning for publication on the Friday.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 9 October 2017 2:24 PM

A Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday, 28th of October 2017 at 2pm

The Branch AGM will be held on Saturday, 25th of November 2017 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 in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 September 2017 3:15 PM

Please note that the date of the next County Down Section meeting has been changed to the 18th of October at 8.00 pm in the Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch. 

This meeting will be the AGM.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 18 September 2017 12:25 PM

Attached are the results of the All Ireland Solos 2017.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ray Hall on 16 September 2017 8:22 PM

The Annual General Meeting of the County Fermanagh Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch will take place in the Westville Hotel, Enniskillen on Monday 18th September 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Section looks forward to a good turn out of band representatives to the meeting.  Refreshments will be served.

Ray Hall,

Co Fermanagh Secretary