The Irish Pipe Band Association
Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

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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.

Death of Owen McCrohan
See the Latest News 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

Death of Margaret Lynch Emerald Girls Pipe Band
See the Latest News page.

Death of Henry Murray, former Drum Major
See the Latest News page for more information

Results of Leinster Branch Solos 2014
See the Latest News & Results pages for the full results.

IPBA Band Registration Trial for 2015
See the
Latest News page for information regarding the registration of bands for 2015.

World Solo Drumming Results
Results of the 2014 World Solo Drumming Championships, which were held in Glasgow on Saturday 18th October, are now available on the Latest News page.

All Ireland Solo Results
See the Latest News page & Results pages.

World PB Championships 2014 Results
Full results available on the Latest News page.

Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Bands

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - British Champions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UKChampions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]

Achill [3B]

Manorcunningham [2]

New Ross & District [3]

Clontibret [4B]

Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Drums

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - British Champions

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UK Champions

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

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