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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 25 May 2017 5:25 PM

The draw for the Mid Ulster Championships is now online and can be accessed here

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 25 May 2017 4:55 PM

PARKING AT ENNISKILLEN CONTEST – CARS & MOTOR HOMES: Sat 27th May

While there are spaces for a large number of cars to park within the grounds of the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen for Saturday's forthcoming contest, it is expected that these spaces within the will fill up early, some spaces in the grounds have been reserved for disabled users.  The Fermanagh Section and the Council have however once again been able to secure the Wellington Road Car Park as the main free Contest venue car and bus park.  This is situated beside Enniskillen Castle and directly opposite the normal contest venue.   This car park will be open from early Saturday morning.  There is also free car parking available in the area in front of the Royal British Legion.  There ae a number of other car parks close to the venue,

The Section has also arranged free alternate parking for Motor Homes and overspill cars in Stuart's Car Park on Sligo Road, Enniskillen.  This is a five-minute stroll from the contest venue and there will be a shuttle bus available from 1130 back and forwards.  No motor homes are allowed into the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum grounds overnight and they should not be parked in the Wellington Road Car Park overnight either.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 24 May 2017 5:18 PM

The Tartan Talk column which ran for decades in the News Letter resumed on Saturday 20th May 2017 and during the RSPBANI Branch season, there will also be a Monday column featuring the results/pictures from the previous week.

Tartan Talk is for all of the pipe band community so if your band is celebrating a significant event, honouring a member, organising a parade or fundraiser or if you would like to share a photograph or memory from the past please contact  Gilbert Cromie on 028 90448028, 07492740378 or e-mail gilbertcromie50@yahoo.co.uk.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 23 May 2017 3:23 PM

The dress time for Drum Majors for the County Fermanagh Championships is 11.00 am.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 May 2017 8:38 PM

Congratulations to all our prize winners at the British Pipe Band and Drum Championships in Paisley today.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 17 May 2017 5:23 PM

The inaugural Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music takes place on the 31st of July to the 4th of August, 2017, in venues around the Cathedral Quarter. Bagpipes and Bagpipe Snare Drumming are included in the programme, the invited tutors are Allan McDonald and Steven McWhirter who will be hosting masterclasses and performances.

To sign up for the masterclasses and for further information please visit the Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music website which can be accessed by clicking here.

Please note that classes are limited to 10 pupils per class.

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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 May 2017 10:42 PM

Michael Brown, a member of Bleary and District Pipe Band is raising money for Cool FM's Cash for Kids Charity. On the 3rd of June, Michael plans to cycle to the Mid Ulster Pipe Band Championships in Cookstown to raise money for the Charity from his home in Coleraine, a distance of 41.1 miles.

Michael has set up a page on the Cool FM's Cash for Kids website to accept donations online, which can access by clicking here, or you can personally donate to the Charity through Michael. 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 14 May 2017 11:52 PM

Photos from the Ards and North Down Championships can be viewed by clicking here.

Photo credits, Brian Hasson Jnr.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 11 May 2017 1:30 PM

Please see attached press release regarding the County Fermanagh Championships 2017.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 May 2017 6:37 PM

Drum Major dress time at the Ards and North Down Championships is 11.00 am.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 4 May 2017 1:58 PM

The draw is now online for the Ards and North Down Championships and can be viewed by clicking here

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 25 April 2017 3:23 PM

Please see statement below from Black Raven Pipe Band.

It is with great regret and due to Circumstances beyond our control, Black Raven Pipe Band announce that the Fingal Pipe Band Championship for 2017 has been cancelled.


We wish all bands the best of luck in the 2017 competition season.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 23 April 2017 12:06 AM

Please see attached results of the 2017 Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships.