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

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.

Friday 6 August 2021

Skibbereen Farmers Market, July 24th

 It was a lovely day to be out in the busy Farmer's market in Skibbereen. We tried some new pieces which went down well with the passing audience. Look forward to being back again soon.

Friday 18 June 2021

Skibbereen Retirement Village Sunday 13th June

 The band were able to get back out at long last on a lovely sunny day to do a recital for the residents of Skibbereen Retirement Village and Care home. It was great to see all the residents there and we hope to play there again soon.

Tuesday 8 June 2021

LGBTI visibility project for June

 To show our support for the LGBTI visibility project being promoted by the Skibbereen Community and Family Resource centre throughout the month of June we have decorated our band hall with banners and stickers provided by the centre.