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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 March 2018 3:32 PM

Please see attached for the syllabus,

Please note changes to the Piping and Tenor grades, and to the Piping playing requirements

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 March 2018 2:36 PM

We would like to remind you to submit all Higher – Lower player transfer forms to RSPBA HQ before Friday 30th March,

All Same Grade or Lower – Higher player transfer forms should be submitted before Friday 27th April,

This will ensure that your players are registered in time to play at the Bangor Contest

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2018 1:23 PM

Expressions of Interest –

Trading at Craigavon & District Pipe Band Pipe Band Championships, Saturday 9th June 2018

The County Down Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) invites established outdoor catering companies to apply for the following catering concessions at the Craigavon & District Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Lurgan Park:

  • Ice Cream Vans
  • Hot Food Vans
  • Confectionery Suppliers
  • Doughnuts etc

Providers are expected to have a sound financial standing and be able to demonstrate a successful delivery of similar contracts.  Completed tenders and supporting documentation should be returned no later than 14:00hrs on Monday 26th April 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2018 12:51 PM

Expressions of Interest –

Trading at County Fermanagh Pipe Band Championships, Saturday 26th may 2018

The County Fermanagh Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) invites established outdoor catering companies to apply for the following catering concessions at the County Fermanagh Pipe Band Contest on Saturday 26th May 2018 in Enniskillen:

  • Ice Cream Vans
  • Confectionery Suppliers
  • Doughnuts etc

Providers are expected to have a sound financial standing and be able to demonstrate a successful delivery of similar contracts.  Completed tenders and supporting documentation should be returned no later than 14:00hrs on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 16 March 2018 8:07 PM

The venues and dates for trophy returns are

  • The Branch meeting on the 31st of March, Trinity Halls, Lisburn, 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • The Ulster Solos, Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn, 21st of April, 10 am to 4 pm.

Please do not return Major Championship trophies to the Northern Ireland Branch, they must be returned to Headquarters.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2018 2:22 PM

Please see attached tender documents for Caterers and Pipe Band suppliers for the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2018 11:10 AM

Please see details of the 2018 Leinster Pipe Band Championships.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2018 11:07 AM

Ballybriest Pipe Band host Inveraray & District as part of their 70th-year celebrations

Inveraray & District Pipe Band ‘Live in Ballymena’

Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena

                                   Friday 4th May 2018

As part of their 70th-year celebrations, Ballybriest Pipe Band will host an event ‘Live in Ballymena’ at the Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena on Friday 4th May at 7.30pm featuring current World Champion pipe band Inveraray & District.  This will be the first time that Inveraray has put on a concert in Northern Ireland and under the direction of Pipe Major Stuart Liddell and Lead Drummer Steven McWhirter (who recently won his eighth World Solo drumming title) this will be a not to be missed event.

Admission is £20; for ticket info email:  inverarayconcert@gmail.com