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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows 24 hour(s) ago

The Mid Ulster Pipe Band and Drum Major Competition will take place on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at a new venue just outside Cookstown at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Tullywiggan Road, Cookstown, BT80 8SG.  This is easily accessed from the A29 Roundabout on the Dungannon Road, drivers should follow the Stewartstown sign off the Roundabout and the Sports Arena is approximately one mile from the Roundabout.  There is no overnight parking for Motor Homes at the Sports Arena.

Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 9 July 2014 7:54 PM

Note from Augharan re Worlds

Augharan Pipe Band have seats available on their coach and accommodation for 3 nights Bed & Premium Breakfast for the Worlds Scotland, departing on the Thursday 14th August 2014 Morning sailing and returning on the Sunday 17th August 2014 lunchtime sailing cost £230 per person, for further information Contact Secretary via e-mail a.brown149@btinternet.com or Mobile: 07989536545 or Chairperson on Mobile: 07802520018.

Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 9 July 2014 6:07 PM

The results of the 2014 All Ireland are attached. A most enjoyable event with good weather until Grade one started then the rains came. After that it was dry again for the Finale.

Mervyn Herron

Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 4 July 2014 8:20 PM

The County Antrim Championships have now been rescheduled to take place on Saturday 6th of September, the venue will be in the grounds of the picturesque Glenarm Castle.

Further details will follow in due course.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 24 June 2014 2:46 PM

BBC-1 (Northern Ireland) will be broadcasting two shows dedicated to the UK Championships, Belfast on August 4th and 5th at 10.35 pm; remember to set your TV planners.

Posted in Co. Down News by Mervyn Herron on 23 June 2014 4:23 PM


Here is a picture of the winner pf the Peter Henderson Bagpipes donated as a prize in our draw on Saturday. Philip Speers is a piper in Killeen from Co Armagh and he is pictured with the Managing Director of R G Hardie & Co Alastair Dunn accepting his prize.  

Once again we cannot thank you all enough for your support with this charity project.

Mervyn Herron Co Down Secretary. 

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 23 June 2014 3:02 PM

Press coverage of Craigavon and District Championships

Andrew Cromie’s report in the News Letter, click here

Andrew Cromie’s slideshow of pictures, click on here

Ulster Tatler report, click  here

Lugan Mail video click here

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 22 June 2014 7:42 PM

Dual Registration Drummers Clarification – All Ireland Championships

Dual registered leading drummers (RSPBANI), drumming instructors (IPBA), dual registered with Grade 5/4b and 4/4a bands will not be allowed to compete with the band they are leading drumming/instructing in the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships which is organised under JAC (Joint Authority Council) rules.