Marlacoo & District Pipe Band


Marlacoo and District Pipe Band was founded in 1949. It is located in rural Co. Armagh, between Armagh and Tandragee.

The Band had a very successful 2015 season. Locally they won the Championships of, Ards & North Down, Co. Fermanagh, Craigavon & District, Co. Antrim and City of Lisburn &Castlereagh. In addition to this they became, All Ireland Champions, UK Champions, Ulster Champions - Band and Drum Corps and Scottish Champions - Band and Drum Corps.

The band as a whole, came third in the World Pipe Band Championships with the Drum Corps returning home World Champions and Scottish Champion of Champions. This resulted in them being upgraded from Grade 4A to 3B.

Wayne Byrne has been Pipe Major with Marlacoo & District since 2012 with Lead Drummer Lee Irwin (previously Lawson) joining in 2014.

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