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.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Skibbereen Farmer's Market, Saturday 9th December 2023

 It was great to be out playing some Christmas and non Christmas tunes for passing shoppers in Skibbereen Farmer's Market. The start of our Christmas appearances this month. The weather just held for us until hailstorms came down in our last 10 minutes.

Monday 20 November 2023

Friday 27th October, Skibbereen Town

 We braved the wind and rain to perform again in Skibbereen town on Friday 27th October thanks to sponsorship by Cork County Council. Tough conditions but the audience stayed to brave it out too.

Monday 23 October 2023

Culture Night Friday 22nd September, Fields Supervalu, Skibbereen

 It was great to be involved again in Culture night. The band took part in a recital inside Fields Supervalu in Skibbereen and surprised the local shoppers with a tune or two to liven their evening.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Cape Clear,, Saturday 26th August 2023

 Once again the band went on its annual trip overseas to Cape Clear. The weather was stunning and there was a good crowd there to watch our performances at the 2 pubs on the Island. Thanks again to Mary O'Driscoll for inviting us and we hope to be back again next year.


Balllydehob Summer Festival Sunday 13th August 2023

 It was great to be involved for another year with the Ballydehob Summer Festival, Sunday 13th August 2023. The band lead the parade through the town before performing outside for the audience on the night. Good to see everyone out there again.

Friday 11 August 2023

Saturday 22nd July, Skibbereen Farmer's Market

 Despite the poor weather we managed to get out to the Skibbereen Farmers' market and did a short recital before the rain came down. It was great to see our supporters there while the weather held for us briefly.

Friday 21 July 2023

South Of Ireland Band Championships

 We were very pleased to be back again this year at the South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty. We had a stand in Conductor Sean Cotter and we played our programme of Colonel Bogey, Eternal Flame, Black and White Rag and Lay all your love on me. The tunes went down well and we won the adjudicator's award for best soloist by Amie O'Driscoll in the Black and White rag. We then went into town and played 2 slots, 1 outside Scally's Supervalu and the other outside Shanley's Bar. A great day out.