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2017 Line-up announced.

The line-up for the 2017 Johnstons Folk Music Festival has been announced. The festival runs from September 1st to 3rd in Slane, Co. Meath. Friday 1st. September      SEAN KEANE Saturday 2nd. September    KERN Sunday 3rd September    JOHN SHEAHAN with MICHAEL HOWARD Tickets now on sale from The Hub Office, Slane 04198-24000 […]

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2017 Festival Launch this Saturday……

The 2017 Johnstons Folk Music Festival will be launched Sat August 12th in Lynch’s Bar, Slane 9.30pm. Further details to follow.

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Launch night coming up …..

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2016 FESTIVAL LINEUP

Friday August 12th. Festival concert featuring Eleanor Shanley St. Patricks Church of Ireland Slane 8pm Tickets €15 from Slane Hub Office 041-9824000 Trad session Village Inn Slane 10pm with The Chapel Street Band   Sat August 13th. Festival Walk Navan to Slane In aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Slane Community Centre Project and Slane […]

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2016 FESTIVAL LAUNCHED …..

2016 Festival takes place Slane Aug 12-15th. Eleanor Shanley to headline. Celebrating 50th anniversary of The Johnstons No.1 hit ‘The Travelling People’ Come to our launch night on Aug 6th Lynch’s Lounge, Slane 9.30 pm Music by The Chapel Street Band   Launch of commemorative souvenir booklet ‘The Johnstons – From Maloney’s Hall to the […]

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Festival Program 2015

This year, the Festival incorporates 9 music events. Headline acts are Liam O’Maonlai (Boyles of Slane,Thursday September 10th) and Charlie McGettigan (St. Patricks Church of Ireland, Saturday September 12th). Tickets now on sale from The Hub Office, Slane 041-9824000 Boyles of Slane 087-2507358

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Slane Castle Ceili House show

Last summer Slane Castle rocked to an Irish beat, when the RTE radio show Ceili House recorded a Johnston’s Festival special featuringa variety of local and international acts. Below is a link to a recording of the show. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10272979%3A0%3A%3A

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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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