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Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

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Latest News:

Arklow & Malahide Entry Forms

Entry forms for the Arklow & Malahide PB contests, to be held in July, are now available on the Calendar page.

East of Ireland Championships Draw

The draw for the East of Ireland Championships to be held in Howth on Sunday June 28th is now available on the Calendar page.

Munster Championships Results

Held in Tralee on Sunday June 21st are now available on the Results page.

RSPA Majors 2015

Congratulations to all the Bands on their achievements in the RSPBA Majors thus far in 2015. Winners listed on the left hand side.

Draw & Times for the 2015 All Ireland PB Championships

Available on the Home and Calendar pages.

Pipe Tune Composition Competition

Information on this competition to celebrate the 70th All Ireland Championships is available on the Latest News page.

South Of Ireland Championships 2015

Results from last weekends championships held in Cobh are now available on the Results page.

Howth Contest 2015

Syllabus & Entry Form for the East of Ireland Festival of Piping on Sunday June 28th is now available on the Calendar page.

Munster Mini Bands Results

Held on Sunday May 16th in Waterford are now available on the Results page.

The 70th All Ireland Championships

Entry Form & Syllabus now available on the Latest News page.

Results from Fingal PB Contest 2015
Available on the Results page

Updated 2015 IPBA Registered Bands List
See the Registered Bands page.

Updated IPBA Constitution & Contest Rules
Now available on the Documents page.


SEB Solo Results & Fingal PB Championships Entry Form & Syallbus now available. See
Results & Calendar pages.

South East Branch Solos
See the Calendar page for Entry Form & Syllabus for the South East Solos on March 29th.

Munster Solo Championship Results
(Newcastle West, Limerick - Sunday March 1st)
See the Results page.

Munster Contests 2015
See the Calendar page for information & entry forms for the Munster contests being held in 2015.

IPBA 2014 Champion of Champions Results
Available on the Results page

IPBA 2015 Calendar of Events now available
See the Calendar page.

Achievements at RSPBA Majors

2015 British Championships
May 30th Bathgate

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
4th & 2nd Drums

Manorcunningham [2]

St Patrick's Bandon [4A]

2015 U.K. Championships
June 13th, Belfast

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
4th & 5th Drums

Manorcunningham [2]
6th & 6th Drums

Achill PB [3B]
3rd & 3rd Drums
Tralee Pipes & Drums [3B]
St Patrick's Bandon [4A]
5th & 5th Drums

Crimlin BataFada [4B]
6th Drums

Welcome to the Official Website of the Irish Pipe Band Association (IPBA).
The IPBA was founded with an aim to promote and encourage, the culture and advancement of Piping and Drumming,
and a bond and fellowship between all Pipers and Drummers.

The IPBA have a system of Rules under which Pipe Band and Solo Contests take place, as well as running numberous
courses and examinations.

The Irish College of Piping and Drumming is recognised as the Official Educational Authority within the Association.
The IPBA associates itself with any cultural, musical, social or educational organisation which promotes its objectives.


Date: Saturday 4th July 2015

Venue: Omagh, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland

Draw & Times are available here.

Current (2014) All Ireland Champions

Grade 1: St. Laurence O'Toole
Grade 2: Bleary and District
Grade 3A: Annsborough
Grade 3B: Thiepval Memorial
Grade 4/4A: Tralee Pipes & Drums
Grade 5/4B: Gorey


Date: Saturday 19th September 2015

Venue: Trinity Comprehensive School Ballymun, Dublin

Current (2014) All Ireland Champions

Senior Piping: Ashley McMichael, Field Marshall Montgomery
Senior Drumming: Michael McKenna, St. Laurence O'Toole
Piobaireachd A: Graham Drummond, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Piping: Scott Barr, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Drumming: Jonathon Hoy, Cullbackey
Piobaireachd B: John McElmurry, Matt Boyd Memorial
Junior A Piping: James Fraser, Bleary and District
Junior A Drumming: Dean Smyth, Scottish Power
Junior B Piping: Alastair Donaghy, Manorcunningham
Junior B Drumming: Michael Brown, Bleary and District
U-16 Piping: James Stone, St. Finbarr's
U-16 Drumming: Matthew Wenlock, Cullybackey
U-14 Piping: Ryan Cupples Mendez, Cleland Memorial
U-14 Drumming: Fintan Daly, St Lawrence Howth