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Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

 
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Latest News:

09/02/2016
Festival Irlandese 2016
The organising committee are looking for piping bands to attend Festival Irlandese 2016 in Turin, Italy in March. See the Latest News for more information.

05/02/2016
Munster Solos 2016
Syllabus & Entry Form now available on the Calendar page.

02/02/2016
IPBA 2016 Calendar of Events
This years' schedule of events is now available on the Calendar page.

12/01/2016
IPBA Annual General Meeting
To be held on Sunday 24th January. See the Latest News page for details.

10/01/2016
Champions of Champions 2015
Results of the 2015 Champion of Champions is now available on the Results page.

01/12/2015
New/Updated Forms
There are new & updated forms now available on the Documents page.

18/11/2015
Leinster Solos Results
Now available on the Results Page.

18/10/2015
Leinster Solos
Order of Play for the Leinster Solos Piping & Drumming competitions on Nov 14 is now available on the Calendar Page.

18/10/2015
World Solo Drumming Championships
Success for IPBA contestants. See the Latest News page.

10/10/2015
Leinster Solo Championships
Syllabus & Entry Form now available on the Calendar Page.

06/10/2015
Irish Piobaireachd Society Workshops
The Irish Piobaireachd Society are holding two workhops. More information on the Latest News page.

20/09/2015
Results of the All Ireland Solo Championships are now available on the Results Page.

16/08/2015
Irish at the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships
See the Latest News page for a report on the Irish at the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships.

   
Achievements at RSPBA Majors

2015 British Championships
May 30th Bathgate

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

Manorcunningham [2]
6th

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]
6th
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
Band:
Scottish Champion 2015
Drum Corp:
Scottish Champion 2015

2015 World Championships
August 15th, Glasgow, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
2nd & 1st Drums
Drum Corp:
2015 Wold Grade 1 Champion Drum Corp

Achill [3B]
5th

St Patrick's Bandon [4A]
2nd & 5th 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.

ALL IRELAND PB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016

Venue:Malahide, Co. Dublin

2015 Results: Bands / Drum Majors

2015 All Ireland Champions:

2015 All Ireland Champion Bands
Grade 1:
F.M.Montgomery
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

ALL IRELAND SOLO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016

Venue: Monkstown Community School, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Current (2015) All Ireland Champions

Senior Piping: Kris Coyle, Field Marshall Montgomery
Senior Drumming: Michael McKenna, St. Laurence O'Toole
Piobaireachd A: Kris Coyle, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Piping: Ross Hume, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Drumming: MarcusWenlock, Cullbackey
Piobaireachd B: Jonathon Simpson, Boghall and Bathgate
Junior A Piping: Jonathon Simpson, Boghall and Bathgate
Junior A Drumming: Craig Brown, Scottish Power
Junior B Piping: John McElmurry, Matt Boyd Memorial
Junior B Drumming: Craig Lawrie, Lomond and Clyde
U-16 Piping: Ryan Couples Mendez, Cleland Memorial
U-16 Drumming: Eoin Rogers, St. Laurence O’Toole
U-14 Piping: Emma Livingstone, Matt Boyd Memorial
U-14 Drumming: Lee Montgomery, Tamlaght O’Crilly