LATEST NEWS 2017
Keep up to date here with all the latest news within the IPBA.
All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2017
The contest will be held in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin on Saturday 16th September.
A number of points to note in relation to this year's event:
The Championships will now host a Juvenile Under 18 section in both piping and snare drumming. (Confined to competitors who are aged 17 or under on the 1st November 2016, as specified by RSPBA and IPBA rules. Evidence of age must be produced on request).
Solo Tenor Drumming and Bass Drumming will also feature as competitive categories. For the Tenor Drumming, competitors will be split into their respective band grades. The Bass drumming will be a one category 'open' grade. (c.f. syllabus for details).
Snare drummers who previously qualified for a World Senior Final will be graded as 'Senior' competitors in the All Irelands.
John G Sheehan
St. Laurence O'Toole PB at the 2017 Scottish Championships
Special Congratulations to Stephen Creighton and St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band Drum Corp on winning the Drum Corp prize in Grade 1 at the 2017 Scottish Championships at Dumbarton, Scotland on Saturday 29th of July 2017. The band finished in a very good 3rd place. Winning band Grade 1 band was Inverary and District PB.
IPBA BANDS do very well at the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2017
VENUE: Lurgan Park, Co. Down. Saturday, 1st July
Four Drum Corp Titles
One Band Title
Winning band: Field Marshall Montgomery (NI)
2nd: St. Laurence O'Toole, Dublin
Winning Drum Corp: St. Laurence O'Toole, Dublin
Grade 2 :
Winning band: Manorcunningham
4th: Thiepval Memorial
Winning Drum Corp: Manorcunningham
Grade 3A :
Winning band: Marlacoo (NI)
2nd: New Ross and District
3rd: St. Joseph's, Clondalkin
Winning Drum Corp: St. Joseph's, Clondalkin
Grade 3B :
Winning band: Quinn Memorial (NI):
4th: Tralee Pipes and Drums
Winning Drum Corp: Quinn Memorial (NI)
Grade 4A :
Winning band: McDonnell Memorial (NI):
2nd: St. Marys Derrytrasna (NI) :
Winning Drum Corp: Tullylagan (NI):
Grade 4B :
Winning band: Kildoag (NI)
5th: Wicklow PB
Winning Drum Corp: Cullen PB, Cork
All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2017
The 2017 All Ireland Pipe Band Championships take place on Saturday next at Lurgan Park, Lurgan, Co. Down, commencing at 10.30am.
A total of 69 bands have entered for the event. The Championships commences with two Grade 4B qualifying contests at 10.30am.
Draws available at www.rspbani.org .
Best for good weather and best wishes to all participating bands.
St. Laurence O'Toole PB at the 2017 European Championships
St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band who placed 4th & 3rd in Drums in Grade 1 at the 2017 European Championships at Forres, Scotland on Saturday 24th of June 2017.
Winning band was Inverary and District PB.
Congratualations to all concerned.
Success for IPBA Bands at the 2017 United Kingdom Championships
Congratulations to 4 x IPBA Bands successes at the 2nd Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Major contest of 2017, the United Kingdom Championships held at Stormont, Northern Ireland, Saturday, 10th of June.
- St. Laurence O'Toole: (Grade 1) -- 3rd Placing;
- Manorcunningham: (Grade 2) -- 4th Placing;
- New Ross and District (Grade 3A) -- 3rd Placing as band and also
1st First Placing for the band's Drum Corp - Grade 3A UK Champion Drum Corp
- Wicklow Pipe Band (Grade 4B) -- 3rd Placing
Well done to all.
Success for IPBA Bands at the 2017 British Championships
IPBA bands St. Laurence O'Toole (Grade 1) and Manorcunningham (Grade 2) were in the prizes at the first RSPBA Major contest of 2017, the British Championships held at Paisley, Scotland, Saturday, 20th of May.
Both bands won the Drum Corp awards and are the British Champion Drum Corps for 2017.
Well done to both Bands.
Munster Trios & Mini Bands
Date: Sunday 14th May.
Venue: St. John The Baptist Primary School, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Commencing: 12 noon
Draw takes place on Saturday.
Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2017 - Cancelled
Statement from Black Raven Pipe Band
It is with great regret and due to Circumstances beyond our control, Black Raven Pipe Band announce that the Fingal Pipe Band Championship for 2017 has been cancelled.
We wish all bands the best of luck in the 2017 competition season.
Black Raven Pipe Band
Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2017
Syllabus is available on the Calendar page.
Progression Awards in Piping
Pictured in Black Raven Band Hall last night at the
announcement of the examination results with Instructor John Reville and
Winston Pollock RSPBANI following successfully completing their National
Progression Awards in Piping. These are SQA recognised qualifications at
Level 2 and Level 6.
Congratulations to all.
Leinster Branch School of Piping & Drumming
Live Back in Ireland Concert at the Waterfront Belfast on Saturday 25th February