Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tickets on sale for 11th Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, 20-23 Sept. 2012

In its latest e-newsletter, the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, a founder member of the EBMA Festival Network, announces a stellar lineup for the 11th annual event, to take place 20-23 September 2012 in its new home of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. The weekend will consist of street & pub sessions & jams, nightly seated concerts, masterclass workshops (various instruments, styles & all levels), free outdoor concerts, local craft displays, a busking competition, and the late-night Festival Club. Top international artists appearing include:

Suzy Bogguss (USA), Paul Brady, Blue Highway (USA), Don Rigsby & Charlie Sizemore (USA), George Harper (USA), Mundy, Gerry 'Banjo' O'Connor, Beoga, Electric Ceili, We Banjo 3 (feat. Enda Scahill), Niall Toner, Chris Meehan & his Redneck Friends, the Barcelona Bluegrass Band (Spain), Bending the Strings, and Blackjack (Czech Republic).

Tickets and weekend passes are now on sale. Further details - including online booking and details of accommodation in the Tullamore area - are here and on the Festival website.
E-mail; 'phone +353 (0)87-281-7825.