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 23 December 2014

Spreading Christmas cheer...

St.Fachtna's Silver band has been busy with it's annual spreading of Christmas cheer: playing at the Skibbereen square for the lighting of the Tree, at numerous carol services and, with the help of the new junior band, at the West Cork Hotel.
Tuning up before the Ouverture!

Frank O'Connor conducting a selection of tunes by both the junior band and senior band

Hold it!

The Cornet Section

Deep in thought...

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Junior Band shaping up!

A few months ago, St.Fachtna's Silver Band began recruiting some new members for its junior band.
20 new students have been enjoying tuition, and are diligently practicing. We can't wait to see them marching through the streets of Skibbereen!

Ethan O'Regan conducting junior band members

Monday 29 September 2014

More than just a fundraiser!

Join us at the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen from 8pm on October 10th, where St. Fachtna's Silver Band will open the evening in style,  followed by music and song with Mary Beth O'Mahony, Grainne O'Neill , Brian Hennesy and band.

Saturday 27 September 2014

Memories of a great summer...

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Preparations before marching through Ballydehob
Serious discussions...

Maybe on horseback?
Definitely a possibilty!

Back to business!

Monday 21 July 2014

Busy Sunday for St.Fachtna's Silver Band

On Sunday 20th of July, the band not only played for the opening of the new Sailing Club facilities in Baltimore - but headed over to Union Hall immediately afterwards, where they marched for the annual "Festival by the Sea".

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Opening of new Sailing Club facilities in Baltimore

Marching in Union Hall

Sunday 6 July 2014

The 35th annual South of Ireland Band Championships

It felt like a great privilege to be, once again, at the Band Championships in Clonakilty - with excellent bands participating from all over Ireland. So much good music to listen to, and competitive suspense until the very end. St.Fachtna's Silver band gave their very best and achieved second place in the Junior section...

Nervous confusion just before the performance

Cornets flexing their lips...


Mission accomplished!

Awaiting results....

Monday 2 June 2014

Junior Band Recital

Recently, the junior members of St.Fachtna's Silver Band lead by Frank O'Connor, gave a recital at the Town Hall in Skibbereen for the local school children.
They were met with plenty of enthusiasm and, as a result, the band has 20 new recruits taking lessons and preparing to join the junior band shortly.
The band has invested in a whole new set of instruments for its new members.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Grand Easter Raffle

St.Fachtna's Silver Band will be reciting at the Skibbereen Town Square this coming Saturday the 19th.
The recital, which will take place from 3pm - 4pm, will be followed by a grand easter raffle. If you haven't bought a ticket yet, there is still time!
Fantastic prizes to be won - including a unique painting by local artist Martin Stone.

Easter Sunday Morning" at 11.15 am.approx.(and weather permitting)and as a gesture for the tremendous support to the raffle and ongoing fund raising throughout the year, the band will parade from the band hall up North Street towards the Cathedral, and afterwards give a short recital before returning to the band hall.
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Monday 10 February 2014

New Year, New Plans

St.Fachtna's Silver Band playing in Skibbereen Town Square on Christmas Eve 2013

With January behind us, and the days getting longer and brighter (behind those curtains of rain), it's time to look ahead to 2014. Here the latest "band news":
  • St.Fachtna's Silver Band would once again like to actively recruit new members. An application has been made for a "Leader fund" for a new set of instruments. Confirmation of approval is expected around the end of February.
  • A number of band members are preparing for their Associated Board exams with the help of Ms.Heather Addey. We wish them the best of luck and encouragement!
  • All welcome to the St.Valentine's night table quiz at Kearney's Well, 9pm. €10 entry per person( €40 per table of 4). Complementary finger food and sandwiches provided.
  • Band recital on February 21st in Skibbereen at 8pm in support of the Emergency Services
  • The AGM will be held on March 7th 8:30pm at the band halls.
  • Watch out for our special Easter raffle - 1st prize is an original painting by local artist!