Clare Journal, Mon 17 Jun 1872:The Kilfenora Brass Band attended at the request of William Butler, of the Eagle Hotel, at this delightful watering-place on Sunday (yesterday) week, and played a variety of airs during the day. It was noticed that they wore crepe upon their instruments as a token of respect for the memory of the late Mrs. Riedy, wife of the former proprietor of the Royal Spa Hotel, now in the occupation, and under the efficient management of Mr Francis Caher.
* Judge Keogh’s controversial decision in the case of Nolan versus Trench.Kilfenora. Judge Keoghs’s effigy was burned here on Sunday evening. The Kilfenora band played the “Dead Man’s March,” such is the indignation felt at his late decision [*] in Galway. There is a subscription to be made here on Sunday next by the people of this town to aid Captain Nolan.
Clare Journal, Mon 22 Jul 1872:
SheilaThe Kilfenora Band. To the Editor of the Clare Journal.
Sir, On Sunday last the members of the Kilfenora Brass Band went to Ballinalacken to welcome home their landlord, J. O’Brien, Esql, J.P., D.L., who largely contributed towards its establishment by giving the very liberal sum of eight pounds. Owing to a slight indisposition he was unable to receive them, but his lady gave them a most cordial reception and was highly pleased at their performance, which speaks well for the band, knowing her superior talent in music and capable of detecting the slightest error. At Lisdoonvarna they were also kindly received by A. Vyse, Esq, at his residence at T[?]r[?]ce. The members of the band can never sufficiently repay Mr. A. Mooney, builder, for his indefatigable exertions towards its promotion. In fact, were it not for his efforts, I’m sure they never could be as advanced as they are, for he has largely contributed towards their tuiton, and on every occasion they went to Lisdoonvarna they were most liberally entertained at his residence.
Hoping you will give the foregoing in your valuable journal, I remain, sir, truly yours, A Correspondent.