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Green Fields Of America

Mick Maloney and the Green Fields Of America headlined the gig in 2013, here’s a link to an audio broadcast. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10187301%3A1852%3A11%2D08%2D2013%3A   Part two of the concert is below.   http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10189407%3A1852%3A18%2D08%2D2013%3A

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Main Concert Review

If ever there was a double act that knew how to bounce off each other it’s Colum and Ben Sands. You’d swear they were reared together. Which of course they were, seeing as how they are brothers. They didn’t sing Lanigans Ball, but one knew precisely when to step in as the other stepped out, […]

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Saturday Shenanigans

  What a day that was. The TV cameras were in Slane Saturday afternoon to film the festival activities. The local arts & crafts and food producers set out their stalls and there was music and dancing provided by members of The Chapel Street Band, Rossin Lady Dancers and Donore Dancers. There was also singing […]

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Friday Night Folk

The second night of the festival took place in the Boyne Valley Inn and what a great night it was. A fantastic trad session with music by The Chapel Street Gang and dancing by The Rossin Ladies Dancers. Intermingled with this were a few songs by young local artists and a little bit of comedy […]

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Off And Running

Great start to the 2014 Festival last night at a full house in Boyles Pub for the Festival Song for Slane competition. Four acts performed to an exceptionally high standard – Coscain (The Flame of Slane) The Wednesday Gang (Fishing on the Boyne) Colm Scannell (True Wilderness) Alan Louth (The Angels of Slane) After much […]

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IT’S SHOWTIME FOLKS

The Johnstons festival week is upon us and below is a list of all the major events. The one big change this time around is that all the events, including the Saturday Sands Showtopping Show, with Ben and Colum Sands, take place in Slane. Enjoy.   THE JOHNSTONS FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014   FESTIVAL WEEK […]

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Cheesecake

If Pat Shortt can do well from a Jumbo Breakfast Roll, Ben Sands can do better with a bit of Cheesecake.

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Irish TV to film Johnstons Folk festival in Slane

Details of the festival and the exciting song competition can be found here.  On Thur July 10th at 09.30pm all songwriters and performers are invited to Boyles Pub to enter in the competition on the night. The winning song will be professionally recorded and released on iTunes. Boyles Pub are the generous sponsors and details […]

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Festival Schedule 2014 Announced

Well, more good news – now that summer is here: The 2014 Festival Schedule is now available and can be downloaded here. 

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Slane Festival Fund raising night

The fund raising committee have organised a fund raising night – Friday July 20th at 9.30 pm in the village Inn. Tables of 4 are invited to enter in this music related quiz for 40 euro per table. Quizmaster will be broadcaster and journalist Mr Ken Murray – all welcome!

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