BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

3 July 2021 • Clonakilty, West Cork

Thank you for the music

South of Ireland Band Championships 2021

The South of Ireland Band Championships due to be held  in 2021 on 3th July unfortunately had to be cancelled. However after 41 years it was felt that we couldn't let the day pass without providing band music for all the people who for so many years have looked forward to the 1st Saturday in July for their band music 'fix'.
So at 9.30 a.m. on 3th July 2021 everyone will have an opportunity to view and listen to bands who have participated in the competition over the years here on this website.

 Committee 2021


This is not a competition nor is it a movie of all the bands participating. Instead it will follow the programme format of previous South of Ireland Band Championships where all of the bands are listed and instead of turning up at the appointed time in the Community Hall to listen to a particular band one can just click on the band of your choice.
It is hoped that this virtual band programme will go in some way to acknowledge all the great band performances over the years and the huge community interest and support for this event and ensure that the 1st Saturday in Clonakilty in July will always be about great music and the friendship that it brings.

Introduction by our MC Eileen Kingston of South of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert 2021

Welcome from the Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Gillian Coughlan to the South of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert 2021

South of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert 2021

Band
Music
Conductor/Musical Director
Ardee Concert Band Irish Ayre
Brendan Breslin
Ballymore Eustace Concert Band The Sound of Music Selection
Jon Clifford
Banna Chluain Meala Junior Band Seven Nation Army  Peter Taylor
Barrack Street Concert Band Cork A Wexford Rhapsody
Brian Prendergast
Blanchardstown Brass Band Dublin Jarabacek Zdenek Ondrousek
Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band Limerick Moments for Morricone Andrew Jordan
C.J. Kickham Brass Band Tipperary Snowbird Denis Lynch
Carrick-on-Suir Brass Band Slaidburn March
Billy Byrne
City of Waterford Brass Gfoller March Julie Quinlan
Clara Town Band  Encanto Michael McLoughlin
Clonakilty Brass Band Death or Glory Ger Condon
Clonmel Concert Band Americian Patrol Danny Carroll
Coalisland Silver Band In the Mood Anthony Conway
Cork Philharmonic Winds Variations on the Boys of Fairhill
Robert O Brien
Diverse Brass Daydream Believer Liam Walsh
Drogheda Youth Brass Band Sousa Samba Sandwich
Anthony Murphy
Dublin Concert Band Abba Gold Brendan Breslin
Ennis Brass Band Rolling in the Deep
Mark Nutley
Fermoy Concert Band Solas Ané Ruairí Dineen
Fermoy Youth Band Celtic Air And Dance No 1
Ruairí Dineen
H.F.C. Band Wexford Armenian Rhapsody
Alan Mahon
James Fitzgerald Memorial Band Mitchelstown  Galop From Orpheaus In The Underworld  Sean Chamberlain
Lourdes Brass Band Drogheda A Festival of Brass James McCafferty
Lourdes Youth Band Drogheda Slaidburn March Mark Shortt
Lucan Concert Band Highlights from Phantom Of The Opera Aine Doyle
Midelton Junior Concert Band Celtic Air And Dance No 2 Robert O Brien
Mullingar Town Band Washington Post Harry Kelly
Navan Silver Band Beyond The Sea Stephen Murray
Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band Limerick Pirates of the Caribbean Andrew Jordan
St Fachtnas Silver Band Skibbereen McNamara's Band Adrian Hanly
St James Brass and Reed Band Dublin Gaelforce Thomas Tyrrell
St Marys Brass and Reed  Band Kingscourt Bohemian Rhapsody Gavin Warren
St Marys Brass and Reed Band Maynooth Sweet Caroline Jon Clifford
St Marys Brass and Reed Youth Band Kingscourt Forward March, Alpine Adventure, Celtic Air
Mairead Smith
St Nicholas Brass Band Cork Essence of Brass Noel Galvin
Tacoma Concert Band Washington Stars And Stripes Robert Musser
Musikverein Waldaschaff                                         New Village                                                                    Bernd Zwiesler
 
Anthony McDermott Mayor of Clonakilty speech re South Of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert

Thank you for the music

South of Ireland Band Championships 2021

Dear Friends,
I hope you are all keeping well and safe in these very challenging times.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the current advice from the HSE and Government in
regards to social distancing and the ongoing concern about the spread of this virus, it is with
great regret that we have had to cancel this year’s “South of Ireland Band
Championships”.
We hope to mark this year’s event on July 3rd by holding a Virtual Bands Festival like what
we had done in 2020.
Please keep in touch with our Website and Facebook page for further updates.

Yours in Music,
Gerald O Driscoll.
Chairman,
South of Ireland Band championships.

 

South of Ireland Band Championships 2020

The South of Ireland Band Championships due to be held  in 2020 on 4th July unfortunately had to be cancelled. However after 40 years it was felt that we couldn't let the day pass without providing band music for all the people who for so many years have looked forward to the 1st Saturday in July for their band music 'fix'.
So at 9.30 a.m. on 4th July 2021 everyone will have an opportunity to view and listen to bands who have participated in the competition over the years here on this website.


This is not a competition nor is it a movie of all the bands participating. Instead it will follow the programme format of previous South of Ireland Band Championships where all of the bands are listed and instead of turning up at the appointed time in the Community Hall to listen to a particular band one can just click on the band of your choice.
It is hoped that this virtual band programme will go in some way to acknowledge all the great band performances over the years and the huge community interest and support for this event and ensure that the 1st Saturday in Clonakilty in July will always be about great music and the friendship that it brings.

Introduction by our MC Eileen Kingston of South of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert 2020

South of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert 2020

Band
Music
Conductor/Musical Director
Ardee Concert Band Gather The Gaels Brendan Breslin
Ballymore Eustace Concert Band Theres No Business Like Show Businness Jon Clifford
Banna Chluain Meala Junior Band Seven Nation Army Peter Taylor
Barrack Street Concert Band Cork Down by the Salley Gardens Capt Brian Prendergast
Blanchardstown Brass Band Dublin Crazy Little Thing Called Love Zdenek Ondrousek
Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band Limerick Oregon Andrew Jordan
C.J. Kickham Brass Band Tipperary White Cliffs Of Dover Denis Lynch
Carrick-on-Suir Brass Band Punchinello Billy Byrne
City of Waterford Brass Concerto de Aranjuez Julie Quinlan
Clara Town Band  Captain America Michael McLoughlin
Clonakilty Brass Band Concerto de Aranjuez Ger Condon
Clonmel Concert Band Americian Patrol Danny Carroll
Coalisland Silver Band Come Fly With Me Anthony Conway
Cork Philharmonic Winds Loch Lomond Robert O Brien
Diverse Brass All My Loving Liam Walsh
Drogheda Youth Brass Band Paint It Black Anthony Murphy
Dublin Concert Band On Raglan Road Brendan Breslin
Ennis Brass Band Avengers Theme Tune Mark Nutley
Fermoy Concert Band Solas Ané Ruairí Dineen
Fermoy Youth Band Celtic Air And Dance No 1
Ruairí Dineen
H.F.C. Band Wexford Caravan Alan Mahon
James Fitzgerald Memorial Band Mitchelstown  Galop From Orpheaus In The Underworld  Sean Chamberlain
Lourdes Brass Band Drogheda You've Been Warned Prof Michael Alcorn
Lourdes Youth Band Drogheda Indiana Jones Theme John Walsh
Lucan Concert Band Phantom Of The Opera Aine Doyle
Midelton Junior Concert Band Celtic Air And Dance No 2 Robert O Brien
Mullingar Town Band Pinball Wizard Harry Kelly
Navan Silver Band Beyond The Sea Stephen Murray
Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band Limerick Semper Fidelis Andrew Jordan
St Fachtnas Silver Band Skibbereen Anchors Aweigh Adrian Hanly
St James Brass and Reed Band Dublin Gaelforce Thomas Tyrrell
St Marys Brass and Reed  Band Kingscourt Bohemian Rhapsody Gavin Warren
St Marys Brass and Reed Band Maynooth The Sunday Game Jon Clifford
St Marys Brass and Reed Youth Band Kingscourt Gateway March Mairead Smith
St Nicholas Brass Band Cork Song For The Frontline Noel Galvin
Tacoma Concert Band Washington Stars And Stripes Robert Musser
Musikverein Waldaschaff Silva Nigra                                               
 
 Pádraig O'Reilly Mayor of Clonakilty speech re South Of Ireland Band Championships Virtual Concert

2021 Competition

Event Details

Apply by 2 April

2 Curragrane Beg
North Ring
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Ireland

Competition

3 July 2021
Starts at 09:30

Event Locations

Clonakilty Community College and Hall (Junior and Senior)
Sacred Heart Secondary School (Intermediate)

Info

Another special day is in store with music indoors and outdoors and, once again, the Old Time Fair Day will coincide with the celebrations. We look forward to your participation. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

News

From the Band Championships

South of Ireland Band Championship Virtual Concert

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 18 Jun 2021

Dear Friends,
I hope you are all well and keeping safe!
Thanks to all the Bands who have sent in their YouTube links which will be put on our “South of Ireland Band Championships” website & also on Facebook at 9.30am Saturday 3th July 2021.
Just a reminder to those who have yet to send in their YouTube links please do so by Friday 25th June 2021.

Best Regards,
Gerald O Driscoll,
Bands Coordinator.
South of Ireland Band Championships.

email: [email protected]

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Virtual Music Concert

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 28 Jun 2020

Dear Friends,
I hope you are all well and keeping safe!
Thanks to all the Bands who have sent in their YouTube links which will be put on our “South of Ireland Band Championships” website & also on Facebook at 9.30am Saturday 3th July 2021.
Just a reminder to those who have yet to send in their YouTube links please do so by Friday 25th June 2021.

Best Regards,
Gerald O Driscoll,
Bands Coordinator.
South of Ireland Band Championships.

email: [email protected]

 

Like many other events this year the South of Ireland Band Championships due to be held on 4th July unfortunately had to be cancelled. After 40 years it was felt that we couldn't let the day pass without providing band music for all the people who for so many…

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Reminder re Music Videos

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 17 Jun 2020

Dear Friends,
I hope you are all well and keeping safe!
Thanks to all the Bands who have sent in their YouTube links which will be put on our “South of Ireland Band Championships” website & also on Facebook at 10am Saturday 4th July 2020.
Just a reminder to those who have yet to send in their YouTube links please do so by Friday 26th June 2020.

Best Regards,
Gerald O Driscoll,
Bands Coordinator.
South of Ireland Band Championships.

email: [email protected]

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Music Videos

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 15 May 2020

Dear Friends,
I hope you are all well and keeping safe!
To mark this year’s event on July the 4th the committee of the “South of Ireland Band Championships” are asking any band that has taken part in our competition over the years who would like to send a u-tube link of a musical piece that your band has recently recorded or alternatively of an existing musical recording from the bands archive on u tube, this would also suffice.
The closing date for receipt of recordings would be Friday the 26th June 2020.
These recordings would then be put up on our “South of Ireland Band “ website and also on Facebook at 10am on Saturday the 4th of July 2020 for all to enjoy and keep the spirit of the festival alive until we all meet again to joyfully celebrate the…

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2020 South of Ireland Band Championship Cancelled

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 22 Apr 2020

Due to the Covid-19 virus and the current advice from the HSE and Government in regards to social distancing and the ongoing concern about the spread of this virus, it is with great regret that we have had to cancel this year’s “South of Ireland Band Championships”. For those bands that have send in their entry fee, I will be in touch with them within the next few days in regards to entry fee cancellation.
Let’s all look forward to July 2021 to celebrate our 41st festival and in the meantime please keep safe!
Yours in Music,
Gerald O Driscoll,
Bands  Coordinator.
South of Ireland Band Championships

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Updating All Bands

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 02 Apr 2020

41st South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty Saturday, 4th July, 2020
Update to all Bands in regards to entry date for the 41st South of Ireland Band Championships.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation which we are all currently experiencing the entry date for all bands will be extended to Thursday April the 30th.
I would encourage all bands that have not yet sent in their entry form and entry fee to do so within this time frame.

Best Regards and take care.
Gerald O Driscoll,
Competition Coordinator.

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