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?

The QIAPB’s CD, “One for the Road”, is available for the price of $15. Click here to register for a copy.

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.  The standard tunes for 2018 include:

  • La Boum
  • Dawning of the Day
  • O’ when the Saints
  • Irish National Anthem (Amhrán na bhFiann) /
  • Ireland’s Call
  • Suo Gan
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Amazing Grace / Amazing Grace 4/4
  • 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
  • Dear Irish Boy
  • The Galway Girl
  • Anzac Set – It’s a Long Way to Tipperary / Keep the Home Fires Burning / Pack up your Troubles
  • 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
  • Mo Ghile Mear
  • 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

Grogan Tunes

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

  • Nelson Mandela
  • El Paca Grande
  • Steam train to Mallaig
  • Pinky Breton Dislocation
  • Ellan Vannin
  • Flying Haggis / Pumpkins Fancy / Electric Chopsticks
  • Game of Thrones Theme
  • Dueling Banjo’s
  • Scots Air / Chasing Shadows
  • Pachelbel’s canon
  • Train Journey North
  • Centenary Hornpipe
  • La Marseillaise
  • Amazing Grace (march)
  • 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 Mcaskill

Musical Selection

  • The Bumpy old road / King George the IV / Wind that Shakes the Barley / Glass of Beer / She Moved through the Fair / Calypso Bridge / Calypso Piper