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 […]
The 2017 Johnstons Folk Music Festival will be launched Sat August 12th in Lynch’s Bar, Slane 9.30pm. Further details to follow.
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 […]
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 […]
This year, the Festival incorporates 9 music events. Headline acts are Liam O’Maonlai (Boyles of Slane,Thursday September 10th) and Charlie McGettigan (St. Patricks Church of Ireland, Saturday September 12th). Tickets now on sale from The Hub Office, Slane 041-9824000 Boyles of Slane 087-2507358
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.
Last summer Slane Castle rocked to an Irish beat, when the RTE radio show Ceili House recorded a Johnston’s Festival special featuringa variety of local and international acts. Below is a link to a recording of the show. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10272979%3A0%3A%3A
Mick Maloney and the Green Fields Of America headlined the gig in 2013, here’s a link to an audio broadcast. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10187301%3A1852%3A11%2D08%2D2013%3A Part two of the concert is below. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10189407%3A1852%3A18%2D08%2D2013%3A
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, […]