At the launch of the Ulster Pipe Band Championships to be
held in Lisburn on Saturday 7th August are (l-r): Mr George
Ussher, Chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Northern lreland Branch; Alderman Paul Porter, The Mayor of
Lisburn; Councillor Jenny Palmer, Chairman of the Council's
Economic Development Committee; Councillor William Leathem,
Board Director of the Ulster Scots Agency and local Drum
Miss Emma Barr
|Scott Gajdos from Long lsland, New York, gets some practice ahead of next week's Ulster Pipe Band championships- Scott will be competing with the Grade 0ne Ballycoan Pipe Band at the event which will be held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.|
L1SBURN City Council, which has a long-standing relationship with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch), has announced the city will host another championship next week.
The 2010 Ulster Pipe Band Championships will take place in the grounds of Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn on Saturday August 7 from 11am.
The championships will have over 60 pipe band performances for the public to see and hear over 6 grades, as well as drum major and highland dancing competitions. With trade and food stalls, and a beer tent on site there certainly will be something for everyone.
The Mayor, Alderman Paul Porter is given the honorary title of Chieftain of the Championships. Alderman Porter said: 1 am very pleased that both residents and visitors will have the opportunity to attend a Pipe Band Championship in Lisburn. It is a privilege to be have been asked to be Chieftain for these Championships and a honour to accept."
Councillor Jenny Palmer, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee, said: "I am delighted that Lisburn City Council will once again play host to this spectacular event. In recent years, the Council has hosted European, and All-Ireland Pipe Band Championships all of which have been very well attended. It is anticipated the Ulster Pipe Band Championship event will attract thousands of visitors to Lisburn City. I welcome the potential economic benefits that such numbers could bring to local retailers, accommodation providers and hospitality providers across the City."
The Ulster Championships are taking place just one week before the World Championships in Glasgow; and this should ensure a high standard of competition as the participants hone their skills.
Mr George Ussher, Chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch) said: "The organisation is continuing to build on last year,s festival success and we are very pleased to holding the Ulster Pipe Band Championships in the City of Lisburn. Our special thanks go out to the Council and the Ulster Scots Agency for supporting this event." For further information contact Lisburn Tourist Information Centre on 9266 0038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Gajdos from Long lsland, New York, gets some practice ahead of next week's Ulster Pipe Band championships- Scott will be competing with the Grade 0ne Ballycoan Pipe Band at the event which will be held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.