Clonakilty looks forward to welcoming 28 bands for Championships

Posted on: 10th June, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

On Saturday, July 2, 28 bands will compete in the annual South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming the participants and all who will visit the newly-refurbished town following the recent vital drainage and upgrading work.

Once again, there will be a day-long complimentary feast of music indoors at the competition and at various locations around town. The Old Time Fair will also be a special feature so all are encouraged to reserve the first Saturday in July for music and all the fun of the fair.

The organisers are busily putting the final touches to the preparations and gratefully acknowledge the support of the Cork Arts Office, Municipal District of Cork Co. Council and Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, an appeal for sponsorship and donations from local businesses has been issued and it must be noted that their continued support, which is greatly appreciated, has ensured the longevity of the event.

Bands day could not happen without the co-operation of Clonakilty Community College and Clonakilty Community Hall Association whose premises provide the vital accommodation which such a logistical challenge presents.

As always, the occasion requires the assistance of a meitheal and Clon always comes up trunps. Here’s to July 2!

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