QIAPB play a selection of tunes from many different cultures. We try to pick up new tunes when we travel overseas or to festivals. Of course the majority of our repertoire is Irish but we also play Scottish, Asturian, Spanish, Welsh, Australian and even some rock tunes—because what kind of Aussie pipe band would we be without some Acca Dacca or Farnsey?

QIAPB’s CD, “One for the Road”, is available for purchase as well as a DVD.  Visit the Shop for more information.

Music Samples from the “One for the Road” CD

Standard concert, pub gig and and parade tunes

The band has a range of standard concert set and march tunes that we regularly play at our pub gigs, in the Queen St Mall, at concerts and for street parades. 

  • La Boum
  • Torosay Castle
  • Dawning of the Day
  • Killaloe
  • O’ when the Saints
  • Irish National Anthem (Amhrán na bhFiann)
  • Ireland’s Call
  • Suo Gan
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Amazing Grace
  • Flower of Scotland / Ballad of Glencoe
  • Irish Eyes are Smiling / Black Velvet Band / Wild Rover
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Loch Lomond / Hard Times
  • Green Glens of Antrim
  • I Still Call Australia home / Road to Gundagai / Bound for South Australia
  • The Galway Girl
  • Anzac Set – It’s a Long Way to Tipperary / Keep the Home Fires Burning / Pack up your Troubles
  • Kelly the Boy / The Boys from Wexford
  • Mo Ghile Mear
  • Land of My Fathers / Scotland the Brave / Minstrel boy / Waltzing Matilda
  • Jolly Beggarman / Paddy McGinty’s Goat
  • Star of County Down / Whiskey in the Jar / McGuire’s Jig
  • Advance Australia Fair
  • Green Hills / Battle’s O’er
  • I Am You are Australian / Hey Jude / You’re the Voice
  • Black Bear
  • Scottish
  • Asturian March in Tune
  • Clumsy Lover
  • 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar
  • The Gael
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Blackbear

Grogan Tunes

A subset of players in the band known as the “Grogans” play some more advanced tunes.

  • Nelson Mandela’s Welcome to Glasgow
  • El Paca Grande
  • Steam train to Mallaig
  • Pinky Breton Dislocation
  • Ellan Vannin
  • Flying Haggis / Pumpkins Fancy / Electric Chopsticks
  • Scots Air / Chasing Shadows
  • Pachelbel’s canon
  • Train Journey North
  • Centenary Hornpipe
  • Andro
  • Danny Boy / Maggie Shanleys / Rocky Road to Dublin

The Grogans are named after a famous performer Lawrence (Larry) Grogan of Johnstown Castle, County Wexford, Ireland. Larry was a celebrated 18th Century “gentleman piper,” and was also a composer. Most people have heard of one of his tunes, “Ally Croker,” a slow air written and composed by him in 1725, on the vagaries of a disappointed suitor of Miss Alicia Croker, the sister of Edward Croker, High Sheriff of County Limerick.   The air was employed in several ballad operas starting with Jack the Gyant Queller (1749), Kane O’Hara’s Midas (1764) and Arne’s Love in a Village (1795).

Competition Tunes

MSR

  • Duncan McInnes / Dornie Ferry / Lexy MacAskill

Musical Selection

  • Torosay Castle / King George the IV / Men of the West / She Moved through the Fair / Calypso Bridge / Calypso Piper