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Johnstons Festival 2014 Launches at Slane Castle on April 2nd

Launch TICKETS sold out! Festival takes place 11th to 13th July 2014. Festival details will be announced that night. The hugely popular Saturday night RTE Radio 1 Ceili House programme is coming to Slane on Wednesday evening 2nd. April 2014 to record a programme of Irish music and song which is scheduled for broadcast on Saturday […]

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The Johnstons Folk Music Gathering Festival – Slane, June 7th, 8th and 9th 2013

Friday Night, June 7th – 9pm Location: Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane Remembering Joey Drew with the Rathkenny Revels Launch of “Whiskey in the Boyne  CD”, featuring the Rathkenny Revels. All proceeds from the CD go to the Adrienne Johnston Music Fund. There is also a Green Scene night with Eddie Caffery from LMFM Radio – […]

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Major Irish American Group for Gathering Concert in TLT Drogheda

One of the most iconic and influential traditional Irish music groups ever to emerge in the US for a long time now is the superb Irish American group known as Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America. Founded by former Johnstons Folk Group member Mick Moloney in 1978 the group are coming to Ireland […]

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Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America

In accordance with the Johnston’s Folk Music Festival and The Gathering Ireland 2013, do not miss this wonderful concert that is being held in the Tommy Leddy Theatre (TLT) in Drogheda, Co Louth on Saturday the 8th of June. Tickets for this event are €25. If you wish to book tickets, please follow the link […]

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The Gathering

We are now featured on “The Gathering” website! For more info on the up and coming Johnston’s Folk Music Festival, please follow the link below:   http://www.thegatheringireland.com/View-Gatherings/Individual-Gathering.aspx?eid=3175#.UXBVFrWR-So

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An Audience with Jimmy Magee

  One of the most iconic figures from RTE Television and Radio Mr Jimmy Magee will appear in the Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane on Thursday March 28th at 9pm which will be a fund raising evening for the 2013 Johnstons Folk Music Gathering Festival taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June. The […]

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Mick Moloney

Mick Moloney combines the careers of folklorist, arts presenter and advocate, professional musician, and radio and television personality. In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts — the highest official honor a traditional artist can receive in the United States. Reviewer Earle Hitchner called Mick’s concert a […]

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Early days

The Johnstons, Adrienne, Lucy her younger sister and brother Michael started life in the early 60’s as a talented family singing group in Slane, County Meath in Ireland’s east midlands. Moulded in the folk style popular at the time, they sang Irish ballads and contemporary folk songs, Michael playing 12-string guitar and the girls singing […]

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Music is the Literature of the Heart

The Johnston’s Folk Music Festival is going into it’s 3rd year this year! It will commence on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June. Hope to all see you there!

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A poem for Adrienne

Did you know that Adrienne Johnston was a subject of an Irish love poem? It was written by Micéal O hUanacháin, called ‘A dTrian’, ‘Poem for Adrienne’ (ca. 1966): ‘Ag sodar de chosa fad na cearnóige dúshoilsithe – go tobann, tá greim láimhe ar a chéile acu, go tobann greim milis na mbéal. Ach táimse […]

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