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22/09/2014
All Ireland Solo Results

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05/09/2014
Death of Paddy Clare, Black Raven PB
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17/08/2014
World PB Championships 2014 Results
Full results available on the Latest News Page

13/08/2014
All Ireland Solos
All Ireland Solos Syllabus & Entry Form available on the Calendar Page

06/08/2014
Death of Con'Sullivan
Details on the Latest News Page.
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Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Bands

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - British Champions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UKChampions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd

Achill [3B]
3rd

Manorcunningham [2]
5th

New Ross & District [3A]
6th

Clontibret [4B]
6th

European Championships
June 28th Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd
St. Laurence O'Toole [3A]
5th

Scottish Championships
July 26th Bathgate, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - Scottish Champions
St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
5th
Manorcunningham [2]
6th
Raphoe PB [4A]
6th

World Championships
August 16th Glasgow Green, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - World Champions
St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd
Tralee Pipes & Drums [4A]
3rd
Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Drums

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - British Champions

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UK Champions

European Championships
June 28th Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - European Champions

Scottish Championships
July 26th Bathgate, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - Scottish Champions
Raphoe PB [4B]
1st - Scottish Champions

World Championships
August 16th Glasgow Green, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - World Champions

RSPBA Champion of Champions - 2014 Drums

Grade 1 - St. Laurence O'Toole
Grade 3B - Thiepval Memorial
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LATEST NEWS 2013
Keep up to date here with all the latest news within the IPBA.

31.12.2013
Irish Piobaireachd Society Event: Saturday 25th Jaunary 2014; Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Event Agenda

Event Entry Form

28.12.2013
Death of John Coll
It is with sadness we report the death and funeral arrangements of John Coll.

Saturday 28th December from 5pm to 7.30pm Reposing at Coadys Funeral Home, Castlebar followed by Mass in Crimlin Church at 19.30

Sunday 29th December Departing Crimlin church at 09.30. From 3pm a wake will be held at the Boyle family home in Ballindrait, Bunbeg, Donegal.

Monday 30th December at 1pm Funeral Mass in Derrybeg Chapel followed afterwards by burial in Magheragallon Cemetery.

Go dheis Dei ar a h-anam

21.12.2013
IPBA Band re-grading decisions for season 2014

Grade 4b - 4a: Raphoe and, at own request, St. Patrick's Bandon

Grade 4a - 3b: St. Colmcilles' Tullamore

Grade 3b - 3a: New Ross and District

Grade 4a - 4b: Carrigaline

Grade 3b - 4a: Black Raven, at own request

F. Connolly, Hon. Secretary

IPBA Band re-grades for 2014

19.11.2013
De La Salle Scout Pipe Band 80th Anniversary Concert
Saturday 14th December 2013

See flyer

18.11.2013
Leinster Solo Championships

Results now available.

Results

11.11.2013
Uilleann Piping festival 21 - 24 Nov and Fred Morrison 23rd Nov

Program of events scheduled.

SAT 23rd NOVEMBER for one night only FRED MORRISON in concert at the old Presbyterian Church GT James St Derry
Tickets £13. DOORS OPEN 7:30 PM

MINI PIPE BAND COMPETITION commencing at 1500Hrs on Sunday 24th in Culturlann theater, Gt James St, Derry.
Format: Open Grade: Max 7 players per band, Pipe majors and leading drummer can
take in as many bands as they wish. Winners will be decided by 50%
audience vote and 50% Fred Morrison adjudication

Prizes:
1st Prize £100 + Fred Morrison sponsored "Brucie" bonus prizes
2nd Prize £60
3rd prize £40

Entry fee £20 per band.
Non playing support £3

Change of Date to November 16th.

Full Festival Details Click Here

 

20.10.2013
World Solo Drumming Championships 2013

Lead Drummer Stephen Creighton and young Michael McKenna, of St. Laurence O‘Toole PB, fare very well at the 2013 World Solo Drumming Championships held in Glasgow on Saturday 19th of October.

Result

19.10.2013
Leinster Solo Championships 2013

Change of Date to November 16th.

Entry Form
Syllabus

22.09.2013
All Ireland Solos Results

Ashley McMichael of Field Marshall Montgomery PB wins the 2013 All Ireland Senior Piping Championship and Chris McNicholl of Greater Glasgow Police PB wins the Senior Drumming title at the 2013 All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships, held in Trinity Comprehensive School Ballymun, Dublin, 9.

Full Results

10.09.2013
Draw for All Ireland Solos

All Ireland Solos Draw

06.09.2013
Draw for Malahide PB Competition

Bands Draw
Drum Majors Draw Updated 06.09.2013

18.08.2013
Day 2 of the 2013 World Pipe Band Championships.
Sunday 18th of August

Grades 1, 3A and 4B today.

2013 Grade Champions;

Grade 1: Field Marshall Montgomery
Grade 3A: Coalburn I. O. R.
Grade 4B: West Coast Highlanders

Results;

Grade 4B
1st: West Coast Highlanders
2nd: 6/8th Dundee Boys Brigade
3rd: St. Patrick's, Bandon
4th: Letterkenny & District
5th: City of Newcastle
6th: Vale of Clyde
Best Drum Corp: West Coast Highlanders

Grade 3A:
1st: Coalburn I. O. R.
2nd: City of Edinburgh
3rd: Annsborough
4th: Ballybriest
5th: Killeen
6th: RAF Waddington & Halton
Best Drum Corp: Coalburn I.O. R.

Grade: 1 MSR: Field Marshall Montgomery
Grade: 1 Medley: Field Marshall Montgomery
Grade: 1
1st: Field Marshall Montgomery
2nd: Boghall & Bathgate
3rd: Scottish Power
4th: Simon Fraser University
5th: St. Laurence O'Toole
6th: Inverary & District
Best Drum Corp: Field Marshall Montgomery

Special congratulations to all of the above Prize -Winning bands

17.08.2013
IPBA Bands 2013 World Champions

New Ross & District (3B) and St. Colmcille's, Tullamore (4A) won grades 3B and 4A at the 2013 World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green, Scotland today Saturday, 17th of August.

Grade 3B
1st: New Ross and District
2nd: Vale of Atholl
3rd: Tullylagan
4th: Syerla and District
5th: Thiepval Memrial
6th: Toronto Police
Best Drum Corp: Syerla and District

Grade: 4

1st: St. Colmcille's, Tullamore
2nd: Newtongrange
3rd: University of Bedford
4th: Caramount
5th: Tralee and District
6th: Glengarry
Best Drum Corp: Newtongrange

Congratulations to both bands and also to;
Thiepval Memorial: 5th Grade 3B and
Tralee Pipes and Drums: 5th Grade 4A and
Cullen PB Grade 2, on achieving qualification for the grade 2 Final but just missing out on the prizes.

Grades 4B, 3A and the Grade 1 Final, for which St. Laurence O'Toole qualified today, takes place tomorrow. Good to all bands tomorrow.

12.08.2013
Results from the Ulster Pipe Band Championships 2013
The Ulster PB Championships were held in Ards, Co. Antrim on Saturday August 10th. Below are the results:
Results

28.07.2013
Results from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships 2013

Results

21.07.2013
Celtic Weave-San Patricio concert in New Ross on 9th of August

Mexico's only pipe band St Patrick's Battalion PB will be visiting New Ross for 4 days in August. New Ross & District PB will be holding a joint concert with the Mexican band on August 9th. St Patrick's Battalion PB, who have recorded with the Chieftains on the San Patricio album, will be competing in the Worlds in 4B and all proceeds from the concert will go the band in an effort to defray their expenses.

Read more about the San Patricio story here and for further details on the background to the trip to Ireland see the following website http://sanpatricio-newross.blogspot.ie/

16.07.2013
Invitation USA: “Savannah, Georgia, St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014"

Please see the enclosed invitation from the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee in Savannah Georgia USA, to participate in the 190th Savannah St Patrick's Day Parade in 2014.

Invitation

08.07.2013
All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2013 Results

Results
02.07.2013
European Pipe Band Championships 2013 Results

Results
26.06.2013
East of Ireland Pipe Band Championships Draw

Howth 2013 Draw

26.06.2013
2013 Co. Tyrone Pipe Band Championships Results
Below are the results of the 2013 Scottish Pipe Band Championships held on Saturday June 22nd 2013.

Tyrone Pipe Band Championships (.docx)

21.06.2013
All Ireland Bands and Drum Major Draws
The All Ireland Bands and Drum Majors draws now available on the News page of the RSPBA Northern Ireland Branch website www.rspbani.org

17.06.2013
2013 Craigavon & District Pipe Band Championships Results
Below are the results of the 2013 Craigavon & District Pipe Band Championships held on Saturday June 15th.

Craigavon & District PB Championhips 2013 Results (.doc)

09.06.2013
2013 Mid Ulster PB Championships Results
Below are the results of the 2013 Mid Ulster Pipe Band Championships held at Cookstown on June 8th.

Mid Ulster PB Championhips 2013 Results(.docx)

26.05.2013
2013 Scottish PB Championships Results
Below are the results of the 2013 Scottish Pipe Band Championships held at Bathgate on Saturday May 25th 2013.

Scottish Pipe Band Championships 2013 Results (.docx)

22.05.2013
Results from the 2013 Lisburn & Co. Fermanagh Championships
Results from the recent Pipe Band Competitions held in Northern Ireland are now available below:

  1. City of Lisburn Chanmpionships (Saturday 11th May 2013): Results (.doc)
  2. Co. Fermanagh Chanmpionships (Saturday 18th May 2013): Results (.doc)

04.03.2013
Scottish Power Pipe Band at the Waterfront

Fellow pipers and drummers,

ScottishPower Pipe Band, fresh from performing at the Celtic Connections 20th Anniversary concert in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall will take to the Waterfront stage on Saturday 27th April 2013. This is an opportunity to see one of the Worlds’ best just weeks before the 1st Major Championship.

The band will undoubtedly put on a fantastic show as they drive towards major honours in 2013, it's going to be quite a season! This concert will appeal to a broad audience as the band continue to push the traditional boundaries of piping and drumming with some of Ulster's best orchestral musicians joining the band on stage, making it a a truly eclectic night of top quality music.

Tickets are priced at £18 and £20 and are are available from the following outlets

• www.waterfront.co.uk / 028 9033 4400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 028 9033 4400 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
• www.ticketmaster.ie
• A limited number are available directly from Aughintober Pipe Band (Tel Glenn on 07736060290)

This event is being organised by Aughintober Pipe Band and Wonderland Productions NI so come along to get the piping juices flowing again, catch up with friends and enjoy a really good night.

See you on the 27th April,

Glenn

Glenn Ferry
Aughintober Pipe Band

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15.02.2013
Workshop by Thiepval Memorial Pipe Band

on Saturday 23rd February 2013

See Flyer

15.02.2013
Annual Concert for Thiepval Memorial Pipe Band

Annual Concert featuring Fred Morrison and Matheu Watson "Mesmerising pipes, whistles and guitar" on Friday 22nd February 2013 at 8pm in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.

Compere: Robert Ramsay and also appearing Trevor Loughrey

Tickets: including supper and draw - €10 / £8
Prizes - 1st - €100 2nd- €75 3rd-€50

For tickets or more information

Email:pamelabuchanan72@gmail.com or thiepvalmemorialpipeband@hotmail.com

10.02.2013
Cullybackey PB Tenor Drumming Solos
Cullybackey Pipe Band is introducing Tenor Drumming Solos as part of their annual Piping and Drumming Solo competition on Saturday 6th April 2013.
This is an excellent opportunity for Tenor Drummers from all age groups and grades to compete and help make Tenor Drumming solos a success.
The judge for the event is Fiona Wilson of The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band. For more information contact Nicole at cullybackeypb@googlemail.com or post on the band website.

13.01.2013
Piping Recital at the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.
Saturday 26th January 2013.