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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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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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Now we don’t know just how well versed An Taoiseach is in the legend of the Johnstons, but he seems to have something to talk about to festival stalwarts Anthony Harding and Mickey Scully. Perhaps like most other Mayo men he hasn’t quite got over the 1996 All Ireland final yet.

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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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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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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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