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

Thursday 20 December 2018

Lisheen Carol Concert Sunday 9th December

Here are some more photos from our recent engagement - a lovely venue and a great service.
Congratulations to all involved.
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Debute of Daniel and Shane

Our 2 newest Band Members made their Debute at the Lisheen Carol Service on Sunday 9th December. Well done Daniel and Shane.
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Article in Roaring water journal 16th December 2018

There is a lovely article in the Roaring Water Journal covering some of our bands history, please see the below link:

Monday 17 September 2018

Skibbereen Food Festival Weekend 15-16th September 2018

A fantastic weekend of brass band music supporting the Skibbereen Food Festival at the weekend. The Army Band was down from Cork on Saturday and played in the town market and then we played the Sunday to support the final day street festival. The weather held and the crowds were enjoying the music and food alike, there was even a surprise appearance from couple of puppets. Some pictures from the day.

Sunday 9 September 2018

Workshop with St Nicks 7th Sept - 9th Sept 2018

A fantastic weekend working with St Nicholas Band from Cork (http://www.stnicholasbrassband.ie/#/). They arrived on Friday for joint rehearsals in preparation for a concert with us for the Food Festival Belling awards in Baltimore on the Saturday. This was then followed with a joint hymn recital in Abbestrewry Church in Skibbereen on Sunday and after that we all continued to play further pieces from our programme for the parish attendees who were there on the day. A great time was had and we hope to do it again soon, some pictures from the day are below.

Monday 27 August 2018

Cape Clear Sunday 26th August 2018

A great day out, boat trip seeing the wildlife and playing for a local event on Cape Clear Island. We were made very welcome and hope to be back again next year. Below are some photos of the day.

Thursday 5 July 2018

Launch of the Skibbereen Food Festival - Wednesday 4th July

Last night we had a fabulous evening at Castlefreake Castle in Rathbarry where the Silver Band played for the Launch of Skibbereen Food Festival - Taste of West Cork which will happen in September 2018.

Below are some photographs from the day.

Saturday 14 April 2018

Blackpool Community Workshop 14th April 2018

Members of St Fachtna's Silver band performing with members from Bandon Concert Band, Barrack St Band, Butter Exchange Band and Middleton Band today in Blackpool community Centre. It was a great day conducted by Rob O'Brien and everyone played a blinder.
The programme covered was:

Liberty Bell - Sousa
Hymnsong Variants - Robert W. Smith
Music from Pirates of the Carribbean - Arranged by Michael Brown

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dunmanway St Patricks Day Parade 2018

Our recent outings on St Patricks Days parades in Skibbereen on 17th of March and Dunmanway 18th March 2018.

Both days had good weather (dry but cold) and were well attended by local residents and visitors alike.