We would like to sincerely acknowledge the financial contributions made by individuals, families, and friends of St.Fachtna's Silver Band. Without your support, it's maintenance would be impossible.
If you would like to contribute to, or join the band, please contact us

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Skibbereen Farmers Market and Carols in the Town Saturday 18th December

 We manages to get out once again before Christmas to do carols in the Farmers Market and then around the town of Skibbereen. We have a few new members in our outing this time, Alex on cornet, Eoin on Trombone and Mick on Euphonium.

    









Friday, 10 December 2021

Carols in Town again

 We were back the following weekend again in Skibbereen to play more Christmas music and our band music while people shopped. Was a mixed weather day of cold wintry showers but the craic was good.















Carols in Town

 We were out and about after the lighting of Skibbereen Christmas lights the previous evening to play some tunes while people shopped. Weather was nice but you could feel the cold winter creeping in.















Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A blast from the past

Courtesy of John Dwyer, a previous band member, who forwarded on two old photographs from the band's history. Its great to see these photographs from days gone by.

In the earlier image of the band in Killarney, the generous benefactor of the time - T.T. Mc Carthy, is photographed with the band.On the right of the middle row stands Joe O'Sullivan, who subsequently joined the band as clarinet player.The youngest member in the front row right, playing cymbals, is of course Frankie Fahy. Fr Tim O'Donovan provided spiritual guidance

Other great supporters, who travelled with the band to Killarney, include: Denis & Chris O'Driscoll,JJ Daly (Wine Vaults & Hillside), Neilly Cadegon, Denis Davis, John O'Connor.

 The second photo, taken on 17th March 1963.





Skibbereen Retirement Village Saturday 4th September

 We had another lovely visit to Skibbereen Retirement Village on Saturday 4th September. The weather held for us and we did another afternoon recital for the residents there. Good to see you all again.