Archive | July, 2014

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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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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