Archive | March, 2013

An Audience with Jimmy Magee

  One of the most iconic figures from RTE Television and Radio Mr Jimmy Magee will appear in the Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane on Thursday March 28th at 9pm which will be a fund raising evening for the 2013 Johnstons Folk Music Gathering Festival taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June. The […]

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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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Early days

The Johnstons, Adrienne, Lucy her younger sister and brother Michael started life in the early 60’s as a talented family singing group in Slane, County Meath in Ireland’s east midlands. Moulded in the folk style popular at the time, they sang Irish ballads and contemporary folk songs, Michael playing 12-string guitar and the girls singing […]

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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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