BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

3 July 2021 • Clonakilty, West Cork

Thank you for the music

The South of Ireland Band Championships due to be held this year 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 10.30 a.m. this 4th July 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
Launch of SIBC Virtual Concert by Cork County Mayor Mary Linehan Foley

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

Virtual Music Concert

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 28 Jun 2020

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 years have looked forward to the 1st Saturday in July for their band music 'fix'.
So at 10.30 a.m. on 4th July the public will have an opportunity to view and listen to bands who have participated in the competition over the years by visiting the South of Ireland Band Championships website www.soibandchampionships.ie
This is not a competition and will not be a movie of all the bands participating. Instead it will follow as close as possible the format of previous South of Ireland Band Championships programmes…

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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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Rules and Entry Form

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 06 Mar 2020
  • Tagged invitation

Clonakilty will celebrate its annual Bands Day with the 41st South of Ireland Band Championships on Saturday, July 4th.

Once again we look forward to welcoming you all to an occasion which will be as successful and enjoyable as in the past. Each year the recitals on the streets are warmly received and with your kind co-operation we hope to follow the same format again this year.

As we expect many visitors to town on that weekend it is important that bands staying overnight should book accommodation without delay. Contact Clonakilty Tourist Office at 023-8833226 or email [email protected]

The 2020 Entry Form can be downloaded here

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