The Slane based Johnston’s folk festival resumes this summer, with the tenth anniversary gig over the weekend of May 21st-23rd

On the Saturday the festival kicks off with a concert in St Patricks Church Of Ireland headlined by folk legend Niamh Parsons, who will be accompanied by guitarist Graham Dunne.

This duo have been performing to huge acclaim at the biggest folk festivals across the continent and in the US.

On the night local music ensemble Spioráid will be chief support.

After this event there will be a ballad session in the Village Inn with the Slane Mens Shed ballad boys taking to the stage.

On Sunday afternoon the attention turns to the Village Garden area where Navan Silver Band will perform.

That evening in Rathkenny Hall there is a tribute night to four local stalwarts of the folk scene the Darby brothers, Martin and Thomas along with Paddy Reilly and Micheál Clarke, who will be joined on stage by the Chapel Street band.

Monday sees the festival move to Slane Castle where the story of the Johnston’s Folk group will be recorded and entered into the Irish Music Archives.

The curtain comes down on things that night with an all star line up performing as The Green Fields Of America who will be led by former Johnston’s member Mick Moloney alongside Anthena Tergis  the former lead fiddle player with Riverdance.

Tickets for the event alongside other relevant information can be be found at The Hub tourist office in Slane, 041 9824000 from May 1st