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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 27 October 2016 8:48 PM

The Branch AGM will be held on Saturday, 26th of November, 2016 at 11 am.
The AGM 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 24 October 2016 2:28 PM

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the passing of Mr Tommy Millar MBE, Life Ambassador of the N.I. Branch. We offer our sincere sympathies to his family circle.

Mr Millar's funeral will take place  at 2pm on Tuesday, 25th October in the High Kirk Presbyterian Church, 65-71 Thomas St, Ballymena.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 23 October 2016 9:49 PM

Congratulations from the Northern Ireland Branch to Jamie Kerr (Major Sinclair Memorial Pipe Band) who won the World Solo Drumming Juvenile Section 3 MSR title at the World Solo Drumming Championships held yesterday in Glasgow.

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

Juvenile Section 2 March:

  • Leah Rodden - 3rd
  • Daniel Lynn - 4th

Juvenile Section 4 MSR:

  • Adam McCollum – 4th

Juvenile Section 5 MSR:

  • Richard Black - 5th

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

International Juvenile Tenor Drumming Section 4 - MSR:

  • Bethany Jack – 2nd
Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 October 2016 11:34 AM

A Branch meeting will take place on Saturday 29th, October in Trinity Halls, Lisburn commencing at 2 pm.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 18 October 2016 1:11 PM

Please see attached press release regarding Piobaireachd tuition and seminars.

Posted in Mid-Ulster News by Ian Burrows on 13 October 2016 3:03 PM

Notice that the annual general meeting of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch Mid-Ulster Section, will be held on Wednesday, 26th October, 2016.  The meeting will be held in in the Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone and commences at 8.00 p.m.

It is very important that each band within the Mid-Ulster Section area is represented at this annual meeting, which will include the annual reports and the election of officers.

For catering purposes, etc., it is requested that bands inform the secretary of the numbers intending to be present.  The email contact address is: dessiemc18@btinternet.com, returns by Wednesday,19th October please.  

Dessie McLaughlin 


Mid-Ulster Section.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 October 2016 2:44 PM

Great evening last night at the Ulster-Scots Agency/RSPBANI Branch Foundation Certificate presentation ceremony in Stormont. Ninety two students from across the province received Foundation Certificates in Piping, Snare Drumming, Tenor Drumming and Drum Majoring.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 10 October 2016 11:35 PM

Please see attached. results from the Fingal Solo Championships