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Posted by Danielle McCartney 14 hour(s) ago

A reminder of the Branch Meeting this Saturday, 24th February, 2 pm in Trinity Halls, Lisburn
This is a special Branch Meeting to discuss the RSPBA AGM and the NI Band's proposals to rule changes

Posted by Ian Burrows on 15 February 2018 1:24 PM

The Joseph Forde Memorial Pipe Band from the Birches area of Portadown has been working hard in recent times to recruit and train new members which has enabled them to return to the competition arena.

Sadly due to the sudden passing of bass drummer Kenny Gillespie and an illness of another experienced band member they find themselves requiring both a bass and leading drummer for the upcoming season.Additional experienced drummers or pipers would also be welcomed to assist the group to compete in local competitions and the forthcoming Worlds in Glasgow which the band is planning to attend.

If you could assist the band please message the band on its Facebook page or contact Jim Livingstone on 07783347278.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 15 February 2018 1:18 PM

Lisnamulligan Pipe Band are holding a ‘Quiz and Stew Night’ in Lisnamulligan Orange Hall on Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm.  £5 per person - everyone welcome.

 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 7 February 2018 12:38 PM

Entries for the Leinster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships are available online by clicking here

Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 February 2018 5:03 PM

Burn's Night with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends

‘I Love Burns Night’

Saturday 27th January

 

After final tuition on the day by Pipe Major Andy McGregor, the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band took part in the ‘I Love Burns Night’ concert in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Nineteen young pipers and nineteen young drummers, under the direction of Alec Brown (Senior Pipe Major), Ian Burrows (Piping Tutor), Russell Tinney (Drum Tutor) and Kerry Doherty (Tenor Tutor), had the honour of performing with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends including John Logan (Conductor) and traditional music favourites Phil Cunningham (Accordion) and Aly Bain (Fiddle).  This ultimate Burns Night event, celebrating the cultural links between Scotland and Northern Ireland, was presented in association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.

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Winston Pinkerton (RSPBANI President) and Alec Brown (Senior Pipe Major Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band) pictured at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

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Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band under the direction of Alec Brown, Senior Pipe Major (left at the front) and  Ian Burrows, Piping Tutor (right at the front), pictured performing with the Ulster Orchestra at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

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Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band under the direction of Russell Tinney, Drum Tutor (left at the front) and Kerry Doherty, Tenor Tutor (7th from right in the line of drummers) pictured performing at the ‘I Love Burns Night’ at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 27th January.  Photo by John Kelly.

 

 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 February 2018 9:32 PM

BBC Radio Ulster has reduced Mark Wilson's Pipes and Drums Radio programme to just a Summer series for 2018, which is only 6 programmes. This is a reduction from 16 programmes 2 years ago to only 6 programmes for 2018.

Please click here to sign the petition for the BBC to restore it to 16 programmes.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 February 2018 5:43 PM

Many thanks to the Ulster Tatler for this slideshow of photos at a Burns Lunch following the Branch Meeting of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch in Lisburn on Saturday 27th January.

Please click here to access the article.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 February 2018 5:38 PM

Please see attached poster for the Gradam Ceoil which is widely regarded as the Oscars of Irish Traditional Music.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band has received the 2018 Special Award as part of TG4’s Traditional Irish Music Awards,