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Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

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Latest News:

Results of the All Ireland Solo Championships are now available on the Results Page.

Draw for the 2015 All Ireland Solo Championships is now available on the Calendar page.

Malahide Contest, Saturday Septermber 12th, is now cancelled.

Closing date for All Ireland Solo entries extended

See the Latest News page.

Death of Stephen Power

See the Latest News page.

Irish at the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships

See the Latest News page for a report on the Irish performances at the 2015 World PB Championships.

Malahide Entry Form

Entry form for the Malahide PB contest, to be held on Saturday Sept 12th, is now available on the Calendar page.

All Ireland Solos 2015

Entry Form and Information now available on the Calendar page.

Congratulations to St. Laurence O'Toole
At the 2015 Scottish Championships. See Latest News page.

Howth & Arklow Contest Results

Results of the East of Ireland (Howth, June 28th) and Arklow Seabreaze Festival (Arklow, July 19) are now available on the Results page.

2015 All Ireland Pipeband Championship Results
Now available on the Results 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.

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.

Munster Mini Bands Results

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

Achievements at RSPBA Majors

2015 British Championships
May 30th Bathgate

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

Manorcunningham [2]

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

2015 European Championships
June 27th, Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd & 1st Drums
2015 European Grade 1 Champion Drum Corp

2015 Scottish Championships
July 25th, Dumbarton, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st & 1st Drums
Scottish Champion 2015
Drum Corp:
Scottish Champion 2015

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

Results: Bands / Drum Majors

2015 All Ireland Champions:

2015 All Ireland Champion Bands
Grade 1:
Grade 2: Bleary and District
Grade 3A: Annsborough
Grade 3B: Colmcille
Grade 4/4A: Marlacoo
Grade 5/4B: Portavogie

2015 All Ireland Champion Drum Corps
Grade 1: F.M.Montgomery
Grade 2: Police Service of NI
Grade 3A: New Ross & District
Grade 3B: Colmcille
Grade 4/4A: Cleland Memorial
Grade 5/4B: Portavogie


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