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Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

 
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Latest News:

30/05/2016
East Of Ireland Championships 2016
Will be held in Howth on Sunday June 26th. Syllabus & Entry Form is now available on the Calendar page.

24/05/2016
IPBA Bands at the 2016 British Championships
Excellent results for IPBA bands. See Latest News page.

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.

   
Achievements at RSPBA Majors 2016

2016 British Championships
May 21st Paisley, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd & 3rd Drums

New Ross & District [3A]
5th & 2nd Drums

Clontibret PB [4B]
1st & 1st Drums
Band:
British Champions 2016
Drum Corp:
British Champions 2016

2016 U.K. Championships
June 11th, Stormont, Belfast

 

2016 European Championships
June 25th, Forres, Scotland

 

2016 Scottish Championships
July 30th, Dumbarton, Scotland

 

2016 World Championships
August 12th, Glasgow Green, Scotland

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

2016 Syllabus

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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

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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