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

Monday 14 December 2015

Christmas Concert at Abbeystrewery Church

The senior and junior band combined to give a wonderful sound at their recent Christmas concert at Abbeystrewery Church. The band took the audience for a round the world trip with a broad selection of music..

Monday 6 July 2015

South of Ireland Band Championships

It was wonderful to hear St.Fachtna's Silver Band open the intermediate section of the competition early on Saturday morning ,4th of July, with their selection:
Variations on Paganini 
New World
Anchor's Away
Hawaii 50
The overall comment from the adjudicator:
" A very well drilled band, with a real balance in the programme"

St.Fachtna's Silver band had every reason to be proud of themselves, as the other 12 bands in the intermediate section were stiff competition.
As every year, it was a great day out for everyone, with lunch at the Imperial Hotel and an inspiring show of music delivered by the senior bands in the afternoon. 

St.Fachntna's Silver Band with MD Frank O'Connor at South of Ireland Band Championships 2015

Monday 22 June 2015

Junior and senior band members participate in Bold as Brass

Finally, after several months of preparation, Bold as Brass gave an amazing concert at Elizabeth Fort in Cork on Sunday 21st of June.
Both junior and senior band members have been attending workshops with jazz musician and composer Jason Yarde since April. The concert was performed by 100+ brass musicians from County Cork, giving St.Fachtna's Silver Band members ample opportunity to make new musician friends and experience new musical ideas. They found the music itself exciting, unusual and very inspiring.
A wonderful initiative to be part of!
Bold as Brass Sunday 21st June       Photo: Bold as Brass
Photo: Bold as Brass

Photo:Bold as Brass

Monday 15 June 2015

President's Salut on the 11th June

St. Fachtna's Silver Band catered for a cermonious atmosphere at the President's recent visit to Skibbereen. Not only did they play the President's Salut, they also gave the very best of their repertoire as the crowds gathered for the momentous occasion. In memory of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, the band played "The Boys of Wexford" - a very suitable choice to go with President D.Higgins' passionate speech on Skibbereen's very own rebel.
Here some pictures from the day: click on any to enlarge.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Bold As Brass - a new experience!

On March 1st, 14 members of St.Fachtna's Senior and Junior Band braved the harsh weather and drove to Cork to be at Jason Yarde's first workshop in preparation of the Bold As Brass initiative.
The atmosphere at the School of Music was wonderful, and all participants were animated and inspired by the workshop.
It was amazing to hear how, after only a few hours, the music came together and excited everyone - including the members of the Junior Band who have only been playing for a few months.

Read some more about it on the Bold as Brass website:
Post by Bold as Brass Cork.

Photograph shared from Bold as Brass facebook page