R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Inc.

Welcome to our website

The R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia was established in 1972 to fulfil Bob Brown's desire that we should regularly come together and play, not in the spirit of competition, but just to listen and enjoy all types and levels of pipe music.

Monthly Meetings
The Society holds regular meetings on the first Sunday of most months. Meetings are held at Payneham RSL, 360 Payneham Road, Payneham SA 5070 and begin at 2:00pm. Pipers are able to play both piobaireachd and light music to those in attendance. Alternatively, please come along to enjoy the music.

The Society Executive

The society extends a warm invitation to all members and supporters to attend our 50th Anniversary Dinner, on Sunday 5th November. Earlier in the day, we will see many of you at our Silver Chanter Competition. The dinner will be held in The Ivy Room, Maylands Hotel, 67 Phillis Street, Maylands SA 5069. Guests are asked to arrive at 7:00pm. The dress code will be Highland. Tickets (40 pax maximum) for the dinner include a choice of entrée, main course and dessert. Drinks may be purchased at the bar. Please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.


R U Brown Gold Medal Competition

Each year in May, the R U Brown Gold Medal competition is held in Bob Brown's honour. The competition has grown to become considered by many to be one of the premier piping events in the Southern Hemisphere, our former winners are recognised as some of the World's best pipers. The Society welcomes all with an interest in Piobaireachd and the betterment of piping in general. You can find out more about our Gold Medal competition on this site.


Society Membership

If you would like to become a member of the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia, please download and complete our membership application. AUD$25 annual fee applies. Applications can be emailed to our Secretary at secretaryrubrown@gmail.com.