Army Band for Spectacular Summer Concert in Youghal


Youghal Choral Society are delighted to announce that they are to host a concert of music by the Army band of the Southern Brigade. This concert will be held in the magnificent setting of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal at 7.30p.m. on Sunday, June 5th.

The Army No. 2 Band was formed in April 1925 at Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin. It was posted to Cork the following year, where it is currently stationed at Collins Barracks. The band later became known as The Band of 1 Southern Brigade after a  re-organisation of the Defence Forces in 1997.

In addition to its military commitments, the band plays a major part in the musical and cultural life of the southern region of the country. It regularly appears at important events such as the Cork International Choral Festival and its concert performances at venues such as City Hall, Cork, have won an enthusiastic following .The band’s Schools Concert programme is a much-appreciated part of the Defence Forces contribution to the community.

In recent years performances abroad have become a feature of the band’s schedule and it has performed to acclaim at events such as The International Festival of Military Music at Saumur, France, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto, Canada.

Youghal Choral Society are very excited to have secured the services of the band for what promises to be a wonderful, sell out performance.

Tickets will be available shortly in Cree’s Card Shop, Youghal and advance bookings can also be made by emailing

Proceeds on the night will go to the Keith Phelan Fund, which is a very worthy case.

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