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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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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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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Festival Schedule 2014 Announced

Well, more good news – now that summer is here: The 2014 Festival Schedule is now available and can be downloaded here. 

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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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The Johnstons Folk Music Gathering Festival – Slane, June 7th, 8th and 9th 2013

Friday Night, June 7th – 9pm Location: Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane Remembering Joey Drew with the Rathkenny Revels Launch of “Whiskey in the Boyne  CD”, featuring the Rathkenny Revels. All proceeds from the CD go to the Adrienne Johnston Music Fund. There is also a Green Scene night with Eddie Caffery from LMFM Radio – […]

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