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Posted by Alistair McCleery on 16 July 2017 9:44 PM
  • On behalf of the County Antrim Section we hope that everyone enjoyed the Festival & Pipe Band Championships yesterday in the lovely setting once again in Glenarm Castle . The weather started of cool and windy in the morning and got slightly better as the day progressed, but as the finale got closer the weather turned for the worst and we had to make some late changes. Unfortunately we had to cancel our new event for the senior Drum majors of Tossing the mace over the high bar ,but weather conditions hindered this great event 
  • The section would like to take this opportunity and thank our sponsors for this event All Things Tartan & The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey.We would like to thank everyone who helped in any way who made these championships successful along side the Dalradia Festival .
  • The section would like to thank all bands ,drum majors,Stewart's,judges,caterers,i personally could not thank the bands and drum majors and judges enough for their support ,and a special thanks to Paula for her help ,a big thanks also to the main man on the day our compere Gary Wilson 👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍
  • We once again wish all bands,drum majors all the best for the rest of the season and that they bring silverware back from the remaining Major Championships

Thanks

Alistair McCleery 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 15 July 2017 8:51 PM

Please see attached results from today's Co.Antrim Championships at the Dalriada Festival in Glenarm.

Posted by Alistair McCleery on 9 March 2017 7:31 PM

Today seen the lauch of the Dalradia Festival & The County Antrim Pipe Band &Drum Major Championships which will be held on 15th&16th July once again in Glenarm Castle.

This year the festival is going to be bigger and better according to organisers , and the County Antrim section are working close we with everyone .This year the section are hopefully getting sponsorship to host something special for the Senior Drum Majors .(watch this space for more info)

For all you campers and Motorhome personnel can I ask you to apply as quickly as possible as this was also launched today ,simply go to Dalradia Festival page and follow link to get camping passes.,everyone can see what other great attractions are coming this year ...if you like Nathan Carter or Peppa Pig come along as there something for everyone.

Watch this space for more info .......

Posted by Ian Burrows on 17 July 2016 10:51 PM

Photos of the County Antrim Championships are available to view by clicking here

Posted by Alistair McCleery on 17 July 2016 11:25 AM

On Behalf of the Co.Antrim  section I would like to thank everyone who came and supported us at the wonderful location of Glenarm Castle for our championships. We are aware that it is a difficult date for some, however we will continue to work  closely with Dalriada festival organisers for the continued improvement Of the championships.

Yesterday, an estimated 18000 people attended the festival, the majority  of those people do not belong to the pipe band 'family' so this is a wonderful way to let others see and hear what we do.

Thank you to all of the pipe bands, drum majors ,judges & spectators for your support.

Alistair McCleery 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 11 July 2016 11:49 AM

Drum Major dress time for the County Antrim Championships will be at noon and will take take place on the Castle Lawn, Glenarm.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 June 2016 4:07 PM

Spectator concession tickets priced £5.00 for the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm on the 16th of July will be on sale at the registration tent at the All Ireland Championships in Malahide this Saturday. If spectator tickets aren't purchased in advance they will cost £15.00 on the day of the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm.

Bands will also be issued with wristbands for Glenarm this Saturday.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 24 July 2015 6:50 PM

Click here to view a slideshow of pictures compiled by Newsletter ‘Tartan Talk’ columnist Andrew Cromie which can be seen on the Newsletter website.