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Posted by Ian Burrows on 22 March 2017 6:18 PM

A reminder of the Branch meeting this Saturday, 25th March, 2 pm in Trinity Hall, Lisburn.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2017 5:13 PM

The entries for the Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships are now open.

To enter:

  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click on 'My Account' (Top of page).
  3. Click on the 'Soloist' Tab.
  4. Click 'Enter 2017 Competitions' link.

Please note changes to the Syllabus for 2017.

A pilot Bass Drumming competition will be held subject to the number of entries received. All Bass drummers must be accompanied by at least one piper and one snare drummer. Bass drummers must start with two 3 paced introduction rolls. This will be an open grade and the playing requirements are a March, Strathspey and Reel (each tune to be at least 4 parts). Bass drummers please enter by email to info@rspbani.org

Please note payment for entries must be paid in advance and will not be accepted on the day. 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2017 11:19 PM

Please see attached poster for details of Lisnamulligan Pipe Band Concert on Saturday 1st, April, 2017.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 March 2017 1:15 PM

Please note trophies can be returned at the Branch Meeting on 25th March, Trinity Halls, Lisburn or at the Ulster Solos, Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn on 22nd April. Please also note it was agreed at the last Branch meeting that bands and Drum Majors who haven't returned their trophies by the 22nd of April will be fined as per rule 4.72.

It would be appreciated if a list of trophies being returned could be provided as this would assist greatly with the administration process.

Please remember that Major Championship trophies should be returned to HQ and not the Northern Ireland Branch.

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Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 March 2017 12:59 PM

The Music Service for Pipes and Drums presents theMCallum Bagpipes  Roadshow on Saturday 11th of March at the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. Doors open at 7pm. All proceeds go to youth development of pipers and drummers.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 March 2017 5:12 PM

Upper Crossgare Pipe Band Presents:

A Night of Pipe, Gospel and Folk Music
Friday 21st of April, 7.30 pm,
Edengrove Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballynahinch


Ticket prices: Adults £10.00
                      Children £4.00


Tickets available from any Band Member or contact, 07866302770

Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 March 2017 5:01 PM

The RSPBANI Branch is inviting tenders for Branch Competitions 2017.

Interested Caterers please complete the attached form and send to RSPBANI, Unit 34, Crescent Business Park, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2GN. Closing date for applications is Monday 10th April, 2017.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 March 2017 3:05 PM

Please click here to read the News Letter review of the Live Back in Ireland '87 Concert.

Many thanks to the Belfast News Letter Picture Desk Editor Michael Cousins for adding this picture slideshow of the ‘Live back in Ireland 87’ concert to the Newsletter website.   Also, a special thanks to him for copying the slideshow to all the Johnston Press weekly newspaper websites throughout the whole of Northern Ireland including the  Ballymena Times, Ulster Star, Dromore Leader, Lurgan Mail, Portadown Times, Carrickfergus Time, Larne Times, Londonderry Sentinel etc:

Attached photo - credit, David Crowder.