R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Inc.

R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia | Ernest Dowler Memorial Competition (April )

Every year in April, the Society conducts a piobaireachd competition to honour the late Pipe Major Ernest Dowler OAM. Ernie was a long standing member of the Society and former Pipe Major of the Adelaide University Regiment Pipes and Drums.

This competition consists of three grades:

  • Restricted (players of silver medal standard and below)

  • Unrestricted (silver and gold medal standards)

  • Beginners (novice and bronze medal standard)


Date: Sunday 3rd April 2022 commencing at 12:30PM

Venue: Payneham RSL, 360 Payneham Road, Payneham SA

Tune Requirements:

  • Unrestricted - Two (2) tunes must be submitted. The tune to be performed will be selected at the judges table.

  • Restricted - One (1) tune must be submitted and performed.

  • Beginners - Ground and following variation on bagpipe.


Ceol Beag events will be offered and coordinated by Pipe Bands South Australia.

All entries to be submitted by email to the Secretary at secretaryrubrown@gmail.com by 25th March