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That Was Soundwaves Minecraft 2017

A quick look back at the server. A few pics from the party! The full results & comments. The World for you to download. THE OFFICIAL VIDEO! And links to stuff about Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 online

A quick look back at the server.

Four days of online fun. Lots of people who had been with us before, and also new faces, or should I say skins? Every year is different, but wututui, SoundwavesMiner and 48072 really enjoyed watching this year’s community come together and fill the space – starting in the harbour area and on Red Island, but then also spilling into the town itself and to South Strand.

We even have a map of the settlement! See two players admiring it.



Who made it? Sagoskatt did!

Here are just a few snapshots I (Sabine aka SoundwavesMiner) took.

And some pics from the party.

The full results & comments.

The build-off (which you can see in the photographs) was won by Lord3p1k; he was followed by Cookie6784 and TheSweeney20. Congratulations and thanks for playing!

The judging of the full competition, done by Sabine and Ciarán this year, was extremely difficult and took a long time. The builds were all really good, we were very impressed by the amount of thought and skill that went into them. In the end, we tried to pick Skerries winners that were close to what they were copying… (otherwise they’d be Fantasy!) – in the Fantasy section, we liked where imagination & skills were combined to create particularly outstanding builds.

A Thank You to our sponsors!

Storm in a Teacup, our beloved ice cream shop, generously donated 2 x €20 vouchers, and two more €20 vouchers were donated by Blue. Those made the First Prizes for the Skerries competition and the Fantasy competition respectively. The Bubble Room donated a €10 voucher for the first prize for the build-off, and Olive gave us a €10 voucher, which was the  2nd prize in the Fantasy (Junior) competition.

The other prizes (mainly Stormy vouchers) were purchased out of the funds we had available. The party was sponsored by Soundwaves Festival, thank you!

And here is the full result, with all the judges’ comments, of the entire competition:

results 2017 Fantasyresults 2017 Skerries

Difficult to read, but you’d still like to see it all? Click here: Results Soundwaves 2017 Competition and the table should open.

The World For You to Download

For those of you who would like to download the final Skerries world of 2017, here is the link (we’re not sure how long Mediafire will allow the link to be there, we added it around the 28th of September, so better move fast): xy3j27j5e22283n/SoundwavesMine

Instructions for downloading and using the world:

Please note that the image shows the 2015 version, so your file name will look different this time.

Download the zip and unzip it into your Minecraft Worlds folder. To find that, go to file manager and search for %appdata% –
That means: Click into the top bit of the file manager window
and then type in “%appdata%” and hit return
you should see a folder called .minecraft – and inside that folder, find the folder “saves” and unzip the Zip file into it. It should look like this:
Now, a word of warning – it’s just a copy of the world, without all the bells and whistles that came with the server, so no protecting, /home, /spawn etc. But on the upside – it’s yours to do with as you please!

The Official Video

Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 online!

(We’ll be adding to this list as we can.) (*Did YOU make a video? Let us have the link and we’ll add it here!*)

BenK05 created a video of himself flying around the world & commenting on a number of builds (note: He may have remembered some of the details wrong, so if he mentions you instead of somebody else, please forgive him, there were so many on the server!). If you go to his MooMoo channel, you can also see videos about his own builds. Thanks, BenK05!


Get your 2017 Server Passes here!

You are just one click away from securing one of those server & party passes… €5. Server opens at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 20 September. Check details at the bottom of this page before booking, please. by Eventbrite


Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 Wed 20 Sep 3 pm to Sat 23 Sep. Party on Sunday!


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We’ll be back!

Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 Wed 20 Sep 3 pm to Sat 23 Sep. Party on Sunday!

For the sixth year running, there will be a Soundwaves Minecraft project – and Ciarán, Sabine & Mat have every intention of making it the most epic yet!

Launching Wed 20 September, 3 p.m.

Tickets (limited to 100) will be on sale online, on Eventbrite only, from a week before, i.e. Wed 13 Sep. Here is the Eventbrite link:

The server will be open daily from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (that’s right, 5 hours every day), on Wed 20 September, Thurs 21 September, Fri 22 September and then from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday 23 September. (YAY! 7 hours!) The judges will be busy that night… it takes a good while to make right decisions.

There will be two competitions, Skerries and Fantasy, with three age groups each. And three prizes in each age group (less if we don’t have that many entries)… for each category! Quick, how many prizes is that in total….???

On Sun 24 September, we’ll have the famous wrap up party, and the prize giving. Probably from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m., and probably in Room 1 of the Old School (you know, the other big room, not the Little Theatre.)

Let’s get everybody together and show off our building skills!

The rules will be updated soon, and the sign-up will open on Wed 13 September, a week before we start!


2016 Results & Pics from our Party!

Well done to everyone who was on the server. We had a tough job finding winners for the competition… but here they are! The server is open for another week. We have saved the world as it was. We may not be able to be online much, but you can be if you wish!

If you won but couldn’t make it to the party, don’t worry, Sabine has your certificate (and prize)! 

And a big Thank You to our sponsors: Blue Bar, Storm in a Teacup, The Bubble Room, and Skerries News.  Your support was much appreciated!

The list of winners is just below this selection of server pictures. As well as a link to the world ready for you to download.

build player class  category points
Junior Art (2 entries)
statue BayernRu 3rd Art Jr 1st Prize €15 voucher for Storm in a Teacup
Senior Art (3 entries)
Papyrus Cookie6784 6th Class Art Sr 1st Prize €15 voucher for Storm in a Teacup
Skerries Junior (2 entries)
Rockbill 123danamal and UltanDestroyer 3rd Skerries Jr 1st Prize €10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup & Skerries mug sponsored by Skerries News
Skerries Senior (4 entries, 2 prizes)
TheWindmill the_lord_89 5th Class Skerries Sr 1st Prize €10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup & Skerries mug sponsored by Skerries News
Rockabill_Lighthouse Lord3P1K 5th Class Skerries Sr 2nd prize €10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup
Fantasy Junior (10 entries, 3 prizes)
Colosseum AwesomeDog2007 3rd Fantasy Jr 1st Prize €25 voucher sponsored by Blue Bar
CastleOnTheCloud: epic_olaf64 4th Class Fantasy Jr 2nd prize €10 voucher sponsored by The Bubble Room
temple SamuelP2007 3rd Class Fantasy Jr 3rd prize €5 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup
Fantasy Senior (10 entries, 3 prizes)
ElvenFort CILLIAN676 6th Class Fantasy Sr 1st Prize €25 voucher sponsored by Blue Bar
BigCow1: BicoloredCow1 5th Fantasy Sr 2nd prize €10 voucher sponsored by The Bubble Room
SeaSpire MooMoo237 6th Class Fantasy Sr 3rd prize €5 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup

And then there was the build-off on the day!

The prizes were all kindly sponsored by Breege, who set up her stall once more with Minecraft and other things. Thank you so much, Breege!

1st prize: Cartmaster

2nd prize: TheSweeney20

3rd prize: 123Danamal

Oh, yes, your link to the world:!pp1jkD5R!DLArH3Ig0yfBAt0yGsu1loDD0nmhPfOJw_0Wtdlyk50

Download it and unzip it, put it into your Minecraft folder on your PC and off you go!

Also, a few pictures from today’s party. PAAAAHHHTAAAAY!


The 2013 video and a few pictures

Mat has done another great job documenting the 2013 project creations and putting them into a video. We also have a few pictures. The world is being prepared for sharing, and will appear over the next couple of days – keep your eyes peeled! We’ll email all the project participants when the world is up. We had fun online – see you all again next year, I hope!

The winners are…


3rd prize went to Hipcrafter by Hipcrafter.
Liam says: I liked the track, it’s quite creative… and it ended dumping us into the sea, which we all need every once in a while!

2nd prize went to BenK05 for his Fireworks Factory:

Liam says: Very colourful; I liked how it set off more than one dispenser, with just one switch. Good use of redstone.

1st prize went to slippykicky for CowTour

Liam says: I really liked the CowTour and its ingenious and educational use of redstone.


3rd prize:The Summer House by legend_of_spud.
Liam says:  It’s a hole little compound, there is great attention to detail, fire in the fire place etc.

2nd prize: Pharmacy by Piggyman 35
Liam says
: I loved how the dispensers were dispensing potions, like in a real pharmacy.

1st prize:
Skerries Mills by Invalid_Block
Liam says
: Little details of things set this one apart. I really liked the haystacks and the details out front; when you stepped inside, from the outside it looked really nice, and inside it looked like a mill with ovens, bread etc – they put some thought into it

Fantasy Category

We actually have three third prizes – even that way it was very very difficult, many other creations were absolutely fantastic.

Third prizes:
HIPPYHUNTER01        sprucegoose – Liam: Great visual impact. Lovely ship.

Garth_Mayder     Minecraft_Museum – Liam says: . Liked the story it tells, and the history he invented around it.

G_murph2002     underground_treehouse – Liam: I liked how she used the leaves of the tree to make it look like a building

Second prize: The Warlocks Tower by CILLIAN676
Liam says: You go in and you really feel that you’re walking into the tower of a warlock. You were stepping into a fantasy game, every level had another theme. Really well done.

First prize: Twin Dragons by Microman10
Liam says: I really liked how the dragons are crawling up the side, and their spitting fire is an added bonus. Very well thought out. A definite winner.

Pictures of the winning entries and from the Lego & Minecraft Exhibition will follow.

Well done everyone, and it was great that so many made it to the Community Centre – thanks for showing up and being at the exhibition today!

Getting ready for Lego & Minecraft Exhibition

This afternoon, we will once again take part in the Lego & Minecraft Exhibition of the Skerries Soundwaves Festival.

We’re hoping to put together a mini Minecraft exhibition, and the more Minecraft things of all sorts people bring in, the better – so have a look at home what you could bring!

Some of our competitors can’t make it this afternoon – don’t worry, if you should win, we’ll let you know, and you’ll be able to pick up your prize at another time. However, if you can be there at half past four, that’d be great – or even if someone could go there for you!

Our judge, Liam O’Donnell aka Praxismaxis, spent four and a half hours online with the administrators yesterday. That was a great experience for us, him sitting in his house in Toronto, we sitting in different places in Skerries, all connecting over the internet, talking to each other via microphones and headphones, and walking around the virtual Skerries world.

Calling all players: Come to our stall and sign our 2013 poster – get a 2013 magnet in exchange (available at the exhibition only).

The competition winners will be announced at 4.30 p.m.

Here are some pictures from the judging!

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