The Irish Pipe Band Association
Cumann Buidhean Píobairí na hÉireann

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Latest News:

Draw for East of Ireland Championships
Howth Contest draw is available on the Calendar page.

2016 Arklow Pipe Band Contest
Syllabus & Entry Form is now available on the Calendar page.

2016 All Ireland Championships Draw
Draw is now available on the Home and Calendar pages.

2016 UK Championships
Congratulations to IPBA bands who were prize winners at the UK Championships in Stormount. See column opposite.

All Ireland 2016 updates
Latest updates & information on the 2016 All Ireland Championships are available on the Latest News page.

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

IPBA Bands at the 2016 British Championships
Excellent results for IPBA bands. See Latest News 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
British Champions 2016
Drum Corp:
British 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 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.


Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016

Venue: Malahide, Co. Dublin

2016 Syllabus 2016 Draw

2016 Drum Major Draw


2015 Results: Bands / Drum Majors

2015 All Ireland Champions:

2015 All Ireland Champion Bands
Grade 1:
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


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