Slane gearing up!

We  are ready to go! Friday 14th Kieran Goss with special guest Annie Kinsella. Saturday 15th Eugene Gallagher. Sunday 16th Open Air concert featuring local musicians.

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2018 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!

  KIERAN GOSS TO OPEN 2018 FESTIVAL The 8th annual Johnstons Folk Music Festival will be held in the village of Slane over the weekend of September 14th,15th,16th 2018.This year the opening  festival concert on Friday September 14th  will feature Kieran Goss with special guest Annie Kinsella. Kieran is long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading […]

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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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2017 Festival Launch this Saturday……

The 2017 Johnstons Folk Music Festival will be launched Sat August 12th in Lynch’s Bar, Slane 9.30pm. Further details to follow.

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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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Festival Program 2015

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

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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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Slane Castle Ceili House show

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

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