LATEST NEWS 2016
Keep up to date here with all the latest news within the IPBA.
IPBA Band Regrading for 2017
Grade 3B to Grade 3A:
St. Josephs Clondalkin
Grade 3B to Grade 4A:
Arklow Pipe Band
Also agreed by the RSPBA- 20th November 2016
Leinster Solo Championships 2016
Please be advised that the Leinster Solo Championships will not take place on Saturday 12th of November.
The event is being rescheduled to a new date.
Date to be advised.
IPBA prize winners at the 2016 World Solo Drumming Championships
(1) Michael McKenna, St Lawence O'Toole PB
2nd - Adult Grade
(2) Stephen Creighton, St Lawence O'Toole PB
4th - Adult Grade
(3) Daniel Murphy, Carrigaline PB
2nd - Juvenile 1 Grade
(4) Conor Lawlor, New Ross & District PB
3rd - Juvenile 3 Grade.
(5). Fionn Murphy, New Ross & District PB
3rd - Juvenile 4 Grade.
The above were IPBA prize winners at the 2016 World Solo Drumming Championships held in Glasgow on Saturday 22nd October. Congratualations to all four prize winners and their bands.
Fingal Solo Piping & Drumming Championships
The above Piping and Drumming Solo Championships will take place on Sunday 9th of October.
The venue is Lusk National School with a commencing time of 11:00am.
All Solo Grades catered for including a “Dad’s Army” Grade.
Open to Pipers and Drummers who have reached the age of 50 years.
Syllabus / Entry Form -
Also available on the Calendar page.
Note: Online registration is now also available from here.
All Ireland Solos 2016 - Online Entry
Entries for the 2016 All Ireland Solos are being processed this year by a new online entry system via the RSPBANI Branch.
Please find attached
1). All-Ireland Syllabus
2). Document containing instructions on how to process your online entry for this year.
If you have any difficulties processing your entry please contact the RSPBANI Branch Office.
Multiple entries from bands are possible but please note that All Entrants must have an email address.
The closing date for entries is Saturday, 10th September.
IPBA Hon Secretary
World Pipe Band Championships 2016
Congratulations to prizewinning IPBA bands at the 2016 World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green, Saturday 13th August.
- St. Laurence O’Toole (Grade 1)
3rd Place and also 2016 World Champion Drum Corp
- St. Josephs Clondalkin (Grade 3B)
3rd Place and also 3rd Place Drum Corp
- Clontibret, Co. Monaghan (Grade 4B)
2nd Place and also 2nd Place Drum Corp
Complete Results are available from here.
All Ireland Venue Map
Below is a link to the venue map for this weekends All Ireland Pipeband Championship.
Venue layout map for the 2016 All Ireland Chapionships at Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide, Co. Dublin.
St. Laurence O’Toole PB - European 2016 Grade 1 Champions
Congratulations to PM Alen Tully, LD Stephen Creighton and all the members of St. Laurence O’Toole PB of Dublin, on the wonderful result achieved at the 2016 European PB Championships at Forres, Scotland, Saturday, 25th June.
Well done to all involved.
Best for the rest of season.
IPBA Hon Secretary
2016 All Ireland Championships - Latest Updates
For Motor Home Parking:
Contact: Trish O'Callaghan email@example.com
For Coach Parking, Disabled Parking & Coach Passes:
Contact: Bid Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
IPBA Bands at the 2016 British Championships
IPBA bands do very well at the 2016 British Championships at Paisley, Scotland, Saturday, 21st May.
Grade 1: St. Laurence O’Toole 3rd place as band and also 3rd place in drumming.
Grade 3A: New Ross & District 5th place as band and also 2nd place in drumming.
Grade 4B: Pride of place on this occasion must go to Grade 4B Clontibret PB from Co. Monaghan.
1st Place as band and also 1st place in Drumming; 2016 British Champions - Piping and Drumming.
Congratulations and well done to all bands.
IPBA Hon Secretary
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.
IPBA Hon Secretary
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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
Champion of Champions Results 2015
Results of the 2015 Champion of Champions is now available on the Results page.