The Irish Pipe Band Association
Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

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Latest News:

Munster Trios & Mini Bands
Syllabus & Entry Form available on the Calendar Page.

Pan Celtic Solo Results
Now available on the Results Page.

Fingal PB Championships 2017 - Cancelled
Please see Latest News & Calendar pages.

Fingal PB Championships 2017
Information & Syllabus is now available on the Latest News & Calendar pages.

Leinster Solo Championships Results
Now available on the Results Page.

Fingal PB Championships 2017
Syllabus is now available. See the Latest News & Calendar pages for more info.

Leinster Solo Championships
Online Entry Form now available on the Calendar Page. Closing date 4th March.

National Progression Awards in Piping
See Latest News page

2017 Registered Bands
Updated Band information is now available on the Registered Bands page.

2017 Calendar Now Available
See the Calendar page.

Live Back In Ireland Concert
See the Latest News page.

Step One Seminar
See the Latest News page.

IPBA Band Regrading for 2017
See the Latest News page.

New date for Leinster Solo Championships
See the Calendar page.

Achievements at RSPBA Majors 2016

2016 World Championships
August 13th, Glasgow Green, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd & 1st Drums
Drum Corp:
World Champions 2016

St. Joseph's Clondalkin [3B]
3rd & 3rd Drums

Clontibret PB [4B]
2nd & 2nd Drums

2016 Scottish Championships
July 30th, Dumbarton, Scotland

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

Raphoe [4A]
3rd & 2nd Drums

2016 European Championships
June 25th, Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
European Champions 2016

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

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
6th & 2nd Drums

New Ross & District [3A]
5th Place

St. Joseph's Clondalkin [3B]
3rd & 3rd Drums

Clontibret PB [4B]
2nd & 3rd Drums

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
British Champions 2016
Drum Corp:
British Champions 2016

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 2nd July 2016

Venue: Malahide, Co. Dublin


2016 Results: Bands & Drum Majors

2016 All Ireland Champions:

2016 All Ireland Champion Bands
Grade 1:
F.M. Montgomery
Grade 2: Police Service of NI
Grade 3A: Colmcille
Grade 3B: Matt Boyd Memorial
Grade 4A: Battlehill
Grade 5/4B: St. Mary's Derrytrasna

2016 All Ireland Champion Drum Corps
Grade 1: St. Laurence O'Toole
Grade 2: Police Service of NI
Grade 3A: New Ross & District
Grade 3B: Finvoy
Grade 4/4A: Battlehill
Grade 5/4B: Gilnahirk


Date: Saturday 17th September 2016

Venue: Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland


Current (2016) All Ireland Champions

Senior Piping: Ross Hume, Field Marshall Montgomery
Senior Drumming: William Glenholmes, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
Piobaireachd A: Kris Coyle, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Piping: James Frazer, Field Marshall Montgomery
Intermediate Drumming: John Henderson, Inverary and District
Piobaireachd B: Con Houlihan, Cullen PB
Junior A Piping: John McElmurry, Matt Boyd Memorial
Junior A Drumming: Matthew Wenlock, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
Best Junior Female: Cathy Callaghan, Cullybackey
Junior B Piping: Jake Walker, Police Service of NI
Junior B Drumming: Adam McCollum, Aughintober
U-16 Piping: Tim Wharton, Joseph Forde Memorial
U-16 Drumming: Fionn Murphy, New Ross and District
U-14 Piping: Cian Flanagan, New Ross and District
U-14 Drumming: Conor Lawlor, New Ross and District