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Ulster Pipe Band Championships confirms return to Ballymena for 2022

The Ulster Pipe Band Championships has been confirmed for Mid and East Antrim Borough this July.

The prestigious competition will take place at Ballymena Academy on Saturday 23 July and is a collaboration between Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (NI) and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Up to 50 pipe bands will compete and be joined by drum majors and Scottish Highland dance classes.

There will be a free shuttle service from the competition venue to the town centre along with a pop-up preview performance in the town centre the day before.

At the end of the competition, the crowd will be treated to the Grand Finale March Past and Salute to the Chieftain, when all the bands come together and play as one before the prize giving.

Admission is free.


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