Photographs of The Cork Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band (1878 - 1999)

Long Service - Mick Cronin

Long Service - Mick Cronin

The late Mick Cronin, Principal Percussionist of The Cork Butter Exchange Band for over 50 years. A constant in the Band for many years his skill as a percussionist was only surpassed by his kind and welcoming nature. He is very much missed.

The Murphy Butter Exchange Band

The Murphy Butter Exchange Band

Taken at the original Bandhall in the 1990s. Front Row (L. to R.): M. Hurley, T. Harrington, T. Whelan, V. Lynch, K. Murphy, T. Cooke, R. O'Driscoll, H. Hendrick (B.M.), J. Caulfield, L. Murphy, G. Crowley, E. Harris, T. Crowley. Centre Row: D. Murphy, C. Cosgrave, D. Marshall, C. Cosgrave, Y. Hull, A. Lingwood, S. O'Sullivan, T. Monagher, P. Burns, Dom Kierans, D. Murphy. Back Row: M. Cronin, D O'Regan, J. Gale, T. Lingwood, B. O'Riardan, B. Foley, B. Hendrick, G. Lynch, P. Crowley.

The Murphy Family

The Murphy Family

Donnie, Lynda, Don, David and Kevin Murphy. All members of The Murphy Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band.

Typical Rehearsal with The Buttera

Typical Rehearsal with The Buttera

The Cork Butter Exchange Band 1990s

The Cork Butter Exchange Band 1990s

The Cork Butter Exchange Band, late 1990s.

Millstreet County Park

Millstreet County Park

The Cork Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band providing a relaxed atmosphere at the Millstreet County Park in the late 1990's.

Success in the 90s

Success in the 90s

The Murphy Butter Exchange Band wins the Joe Carroll Memorial Perpetual Trophy.

Success in the 90s

Success in the 90s

The Cork Butter Exchange Band

The Cork Butter Exchange Band

The Cork Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band in the early 1990s under the baton of Mr. Herbie Hendrick.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1996

The Butter Exchange Band - 1996

Featured in the Book "The Cork Butter Exchange Band - A Living Tradition" by Cathy Birmingham which raised money for the bands instrument fund.

Honorary Member Vincent Giltinan

Honorary Member Vincent Giltinan

Barry Hendrick making a presentation to Vincent Giltinan and his wife when Vince was made an honorary member in 1995.

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan 1995

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan 1995

The Band outside the Parochial House in Kingscourt. Front Row: H. Hendrick, K. Daly, D. Murphy, L. Griffin. Centre: N. O'Riordan, T. Harrington, V. Lynch, E. Williamson, G. Crowley, M. Daly, J. Brookes, L. Murphy, E. Harris, P. Crowley, A. Foley. Back Row: G. Murray, G. Cody, C. Birmingham, M. Cronin, R. O'Connor, T. Keating, M. Lynch, K. Murphy, D. Murphy.

Army Band of the Southern Command

Army Band of the Southern Command

Staff Sergeant Michael Lynch leading the then Band of the Southern Command at Collins Barracks, Cork 1995. The Band of the Southern Command was renamed to Band 1 Southern Brigade following the reorganisation of the Defence Forces in 1997.

Silent Brass Petition - 1995

Silent Brass Petition - 1995

Cathy Birmingham presenting a letter of protest to the Lord Mayor, regarding proposed cuts within the Army Bands. Present are representatives of bands who participated in the "Silent Band March" (1995) - Ballincollig Concert Band, Barrack Street Silver & Reed Band, The Cork Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band, Cobh Confraternity Band, Mayfield Brass Band, Midleton Concert Band, and St. Nicholas Brass Band.

New Premises Notice

New Premises Notice

Notice that Da Buttera have moved to their current home of 48 Dominick Street.

The move to 48 Dominick Street

The move to 48 Dominick Street

Official opening of the new Bandroom in 1995

IABMB Southern Region Championship

IABMB Southern Region Championship

Sergeant Con O'Donovan (Conductor) receiving trophy - The Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band winners of the Senior Section of the Irish Association of Brass & Military Bands Southern Regional Championship in 1994. Also in photo: Herbie Hendrick (Assistant Conductor)

Veronica Lynch - Flutist

Veronica Lynch - Flutist

The Murphy Butter Exchange Band winners of the 1991 Southern Region Brass & Military Bands Association Competition Senior Section in Cahir. The Band performing a "lap of honour" parading through Cork City.

The Crowley Family 1988.

The Crowley Family 1988.

Ted Crowley, Grace Crowley, Catherine Crowley and Padraig Crowley. All members of The Cork Butter Exchange Band.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1984

The Butter Exchange Band - 1984

Dinny O'Driscoll (Conductor) marching The Buttera to an engagement.

The Butter Exchange Band

The Butter Exchange Band

In picture Da Billa - Billy McCarthy (Percussion) and Billy Martin (Cornet)

Country Brass 1979

Country Brass 1979

Picture taken for the RTÉ's 1979 Television Series Country Brass which featured Bands from around the country.

Country Brass 1979

Country Brass 1979

Picture taken for the RTÉ's 1979 Television Series Country Brass which featured Bands from around the country.

St. Patrick's Day 70's

St. Patrick's Day 70's

Jack Marshall (Conductor) leading Da Buttera down St. Patrick's Street.

Pairc Uí Chaoimh

Pairc Uí Chaoimh

The Butter Exchange Band providing some pre-match entertainment at Pairc Uí Chaoimh conducted by Jack Marshall. Dinney O'Driscoll (Tuba), Martin McEvoy (Trombone), Denis O'Regan (Trombone) and Pat Burns (Trombone).

The Butter Exchange Band - 1971

The Butter Exchange Band - 1971

Peter Barry officially launching the fundraising for a new set of Band instruments in 1971. Denis O'Regan, Peter Barry, Michael Hurley and Dinny O'Driscoll.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1963

The Butter Exchange Band - 1963

Hawkes Shield Winners 1963 Winners Front Row (L to R): T. Cooney, W. O'Connor, J. Caulfield, Jack Marshall, M. Kiely, T. O'Mahony, E. Lynch. 2nd Row: M. Lynch, M. O'Callaghan, P. Neville, C. McCarthy, D. Forde, L. Neville, D. Twomey, E. Finn. 3rd Row: D. O'Driscoll, C. O'Donovan, C. Bloxham, J. Good, D. Emery, J. Marshall. Back Row: J. Kennefick D. O'Regan, D. Boxham, M. McEvoy, M.Cronin, P. Hickey

Butter Exchange Band 1955

Butter Exchange Band 1955

Presentation to Da Billa made on his retirement from the band in 1955. Front Row (L to R): (?), M. Hurley, M. Cronin (Senior), A. Leary, J. Marshall, D. Emery, W. McCarthy, J. Dineen, P. Burns, M. Mooney, M. Cronin (Junior). 2nd Row: T. Foley, A. Collins, S. Lucey, K. McCarthy, E. Lynch, N. O'Neill, E. Johnson, T. Cahill, J. Caulfield, D. O'Driscoll, M. O'Brien, N. Dalton, P. Neville, N. Barrett. 3rd Row: D. Twomey, P. O'Mahony, D. O'Regan, H. Lynch, P. Hickey, N. O'Connell

The Butter Exchange Band - 1953

The Butter Exchange Band - 1953

Billy Martin, Jerome McSweeney and Dan Tyner in Cobh performing "The Lily of Killarney".

The Butter Exchange Band - 1953

The Butter Exchange Band - 1953

M. O'Donovan, T. O'Leary, C. Cronin, Rev. Fr. Farrell, J. Marshall, Rev. Fr. O'Sullivan, T. Foley, M. O'Neill, J. Caulfield. M. Hurley, W. McCarthy, S. Lucey, E. Lynch, E. Johnstone, D. O'Neill, J. Sheehan, A. Carlile, P. Arnold, M. Cronin, W. O'Connor, M. Cronin, E. Barrett. C. Coffey, D. O'Driscoll, J. Duggan, B. Martin, D. Twomey, N. Dalton, P. Neville, D. Emery. D. Mullane, T. Cahill, P. O'Mahony, A. Collins, F. Furney, P. Hickey, J. Dineen. P. Barry, D. Connelly, P. O'Donovan.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1950's

The Butter Exchange Band - 1950's

Paddy Hickey (Tenor Horn) and Denis Emery (Baritone Horn)

The Butter Exchange Band

The Butter Exchange Band

The Butter Exchange Band - 1949

The Butter Exchange Band - 1949

Hawkes Shield Winners Feis Maitiu. Front Row: A. Paddon, E. Lynch, B. Carlie, M. Cronin, W. McCarthy, M. Cronin. S. Gargan (B.M.), M. Donovan, J. Caulfield, S. Lucey, T. Cahill. Centre Row: D. Emery, S. Lucey, D. Twomey, W. Martin, D. Owens, D. O'Driscoll, P. Neville, C. Coffey. Back Row: M. Hurley, J. Dineen, A. McCarthy, P. Hickey, J. McSweeney, J. Coughlan, A. O'Leary, D. O'Regan, H. Lynch, J. Cambridge

The Butter Exchange Band - 1948

The Butter Exchange Band - 1948

Presentation to Jack Dineen by Fr. Daly marking 25 years of service with The Buttera.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1928

The Butter Exchange Band - 1928

Taken out side the Butter Exchange which closed in 1926.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1910

The Butter Exchange Band - 1910

Front Row: D. Dineen, S. Gargan, D. O'Mahony, J. Dineen. 2nd Row: M. Mahony, R. McDonnell, E. Gargan, T. Cronin, C. Murphy, W. Loughman, P. Milton (B.M.), W. McCarthy, D. O'Callaghan, J. Bevin, T. Ahern, D. Kiely. 3rd Row: T. Ryan, D. McNamara, M. O'Meara, D. Begley, J. Good, J. Owens, P. Sheehan, C. Moynihan, A. Goggin, T. Kent, W. McCann, W. Buckley, J. Walsh, J. Kennedy. 4th Row: D. Burke, J. Byrne, C. Curtin, M. Good, W. Daunt, D. Podesta, T. Hewitt, W. Beasley. R. Dennehy, P.J. Leahy

The Butter Exchange Band - 1905

The Butter Exchange Band - 1905

Seated centre behind the Bass Drum is Patrick Milton (Conductor)

The Butter Exchange Band - 1902

The Butter Exchange Band - 1902

Taken at the Cork International Industrial Exhibition.

The Butter Exchange Band - 1885

The Butter Exchange Band - 1885

The Butter Exchange Brass & Reed Band circa 1885. This is the oldest known picture of the band. The Band is under the baton of Mr. John Lynch.