Saturday, 1 March 2008

Seventh Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival

The lineup for the Seventh Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, to be held on 25-28 September in Longford town, Co. Longford, Ireland, has just been announced. The Americana side of the programme includes:

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Tony Trischka
Tom Russell
Don Rigsby
Pete & Joan Wernick
Carter Brothers Band
Lluis Gomez Quartet (E)
Ranch House Favourites (NL)
Niall Toner Band
Rough Deal String Band

Irish traditional music is represented by Barney McKenna, Gerry O'Connor, At the Racket, and Thom Moore & Seamie O'Dowd; others TBC. Full details are on the Festival website.