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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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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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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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