Barrack Street Band

Brass & Wind Programmes


Cork Barrack Street Band, affectionately known as the ‘Barracka’ was founded in 1837, and regularly perform at civic, cultural, sacred and sporting events in Cork City and County.

In addition to the senior band, Barrack Street Band have developed youth, junior and training bands, school and community programmes in partnership with Music Generation Cork City.

Partnership with Music Generation Cork City

Barrack Street Band have developed a range of youth brass, wind & percussion programmes in partnership with Music Generation Cork City including:

After-School / Community Programmes (rehearse at Deerpark CBS):

  • Barrack Street Youth Band
  • Barrack Street Junior Band
  • Barrack Street Training Band
  • After-School Brass & Wind Tuition

Schools Programmes:

  • Greenmount N.S.
  • Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa
  • Togher Girls’ N.S.
  • Togher Boys’ N.S.
  • Maria Assumpta G.N.S.
  • St. Maries of the Isle N.S.

Annual / Past Events presented in partnership with Barrack Street Band:

  • Cork Summer BANDCamp (2013 – present)
  • GaelForce 2018 and 2019
  • Brass Off! 2017
  • Bold as Brass 2015

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, teaching on one of these programmes, or are a young person looking to join one of the community music groups, please contact Billy O’Callaghan, Chairman, Barrack Street Band.


Cork Barrack Street Band,
29 Reed’s Square,
Off Barrack St.,


Barrack Street Band – Music Generation Cork City