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Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

 
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Latest News:

09/05/2016
South of Ireland Championships
Syllabus & Entry Forms are now available on the Calendar page.

08/05/2016
Results for 2016 Fingal Pipe Band Championships
Now available on the Results page

02/05/2016
Draw for 2016 Fingal Pipe Band Championships
Now available on the Calendar page.

14/04/2016
71st All Ireland Pipe Band Championships
Syllabus now available on the Latest News & Calendar pages.

03/04/2016
Charities Register
Information for IPBA bands regarding registering as a charity is available on the Latest News page.

03/04/2016
Fingal PB Championships - Online Entry Form
Now available on the Calendar page.

08/03/2016
Munster Championships Results
Now available on the Results page.

05/03/2016
Pan Celtic Solo Championships 2016
Entry Form & Syllabus for the 2016 Pan Celtic Solo Championships is now available on the Calendar page.

29/02/2016
Fingal PB Championships 2016
The Syllabus is now available for the Fingal PB Championships. See Latest News & Calendar pages for more Information.

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
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14.04.2016
71st All Ireland Pipe Band Championships

The 2016 All Ireland Pipe Band Championships, sponsored by Fingal County Council, will take place on Saturday 2nd of July.
The venue is the Bridge Field of Malahide Castle Demense, close to Malahide village
Our thanks to Fingal County Council for the support being provided.

Please find 2016 All Ireland Pipe Band Championships Syllabus.

Finbarr Connolly
IPBA Hon Secretary

11.04.2016
Charities Register

All charitable organisations are required by law to register with the Charities register. Basically, a charity is defined as any organisation which is providing a service to the community on a non profit-making basis. Organisations supplying education, community supports or promoting the arts (pipe bands) are now deemed to be charities under the Act. The “Register of Charities” is established by the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) pursuant to S.39 of the Charities Act of 2009.

If your annual income as a band is below €10,000 , there is a simplified registration process.
If your annual income is more than €10,000 , you will need to follow the standard approach.

Either way, band secretaries are now advised to visit: http://www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie

You can access all the information you need from there.

You first have to login and state your intention to register. You will then receive an e-mail with login and security details.

I believe that bands will not be able to get a licence for Church Gate Collections , Lotteries, etc. without a Registration number. This will also likely apply to any grants being applied for from County Councils, Arts Council, etc.

Brian McMahon
IPBA Chairperson

29.02.2016
Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2016

The Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2016 will be held on Saturday May 7th 2016 in Lusk, Co. Dublin. These championships are organised & under the auspices of Black Raven Pipe Band.

See the Calendar page for further details.

09.02.2016
Festival Irlandese 2016, Turin, Italy

Festival Irlandese 2016 will be held in Turin, Italy from March 11-13 & 17-20.

The organising committe are looking for piping bands who may be interested in travelling to Turin during these dates to perform as part of the festival. If your band is interested or would like to get more information please contact Nicolini Federico at federico@festivalirlandese.it. Nicolini will be able to discuss travel, accomodation, food & any other details with you and help out with any arrangements.

See Festival Irlandese,Facebook & YouTube.

12.01.2016
IPBA Annual General Meeting

The IPBA Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday 24th January 2016 at the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise, commencing at 13:30. Best Wishes to all for a good and enjoyable 2016.
F. Connolly, IPBA Hon. Secretary

12.01.2016
Champion of Champions Results 2015

Results of the 2015 Champion of Champions is now available on the Results page.