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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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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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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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