Rebel Brass

New Orleans Style Ensemble


Rebel Brass is a 17-piece New Orleans-style ensemble of young musicians emerging from Cork’s Barrack Street Band in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, formed in late 2017.

Rebel Brass members range in age from 12 – 18, with 3 adult mentors Shauna McCullough, Clodagh Kearney and Stephen Manning Jr. They rehearse weekly at the Ballyphehane Pipe Band Room.

Rebel Brass regularly perform at a range of civic, cultural and sporting events in Cork and throughout Ireland. Past performances have included:

  • SeaFest 2019
  • GaelForce 2019
  • Cork Jazz Festival
  • IRFU Rugby Matches at Irish Independent Park
  • The Ireland Funds Conference 2018 at Adare Manor
  • Performances for President Michael D. Higgins, and for Prince Charles & Camilla’s Royal Visit to Cork in 2018


If you would like to have Rebel Brass perform at your event, please email If you have any other query, please message their facebook page or email Shauna:


Rebel Brass – Music Generation Cork City