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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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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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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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