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

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.