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Latest News:

08/08/2017
All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2017
Syllabus now available on the Calendar page and an important message on the Latest News page.

01/08/2017
St. Laurence O'Toole PB at the 2017 Scottish Championships
Success at the Scottish Championships. See the Latest News page.

18/07/2017
Arklow Pipe Band Contest 2017 - Results
Results from last weekends Arklow Contest are now available on the Results page.

27/06/2017
East of Ireland PB Results 2017
Howth Contest results from June 25th now available on the Results page.

30/06/2017
Arklow Pipe Band Contest 2017
Syllabus & Entry Form available on the Calendar Page.

27/06/2017
All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2017
See the Latest News page.

27/06/2017
East of Ireland PB Results 2017
Howth Contest results from June 25th now available on the Results page.

   
Achievements at RSPBA Majors 2017

2017 British Championships
May 20th Paisley, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
4th & 1st Drums
2017 British Champion Drum Corp

Manorcunningham [2]
7th & 1st Drums
2017 British Champion Drum Corp

2017 UK Championships
June 10th Stormont, Northern Ireland

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

Manorcunningham [2]
4th & 3rd Drums

New Ross & District [3A]
3rd & 1st Drums
2017 UK Champion Drum Corp

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

2017 European Championships
June 24th, Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
4th & 3rd Drums

2017 Scottish Championships
July 29th, Dumbarton, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd & 1st Drums
2017 Scottish Champion Grade 1 Drum Corp

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08.08.2017
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.

Regards

John G Sheehan

Secretary IPBA

01.08.2017
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.

03.07.2017
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

Grade 1:
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

27.06.2017
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.
IPBA.

26.06.2017
St. Laurence O'Toole PB at the 2017 European Championships

Congratulations to 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.

14.06.2017
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.

  1. St. Laurence O'Toole:    (Grade 1)   -- 3rd  Placing;
  2. Manorcunningham:       (Grade 2)    -- 4th Placing;
  3. 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
  4. Wicklow Pipe Band       (Grade 4B) -- 3rd  Placing

Well done to all.

21.05.2017
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.

11.05.2017
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.

13.04.2017
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.

Kind regards,
Seamus Russell
Black Raven Pipe Band

05.04.2017
Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2017

Syllabus is available on the Calendar page.

07.02.2017
National 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.

Seamus Russell,
Leinster Branch School of Piping & Drumming

17.01.2017
Live Back in Ireland Concert at the Waterfront Belfast on Saturday 25th February

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