Sunday, 10 February 2013

Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival

Since 2002 the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, held annually in the Irish midlands, has been of immense symbolic importance in combining Irish and American music. It has brought Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, and many other great musicians to Ireland, and has seen the birth of many musical friendships. The EBB therefore receives with regret this message from the organisers of the Festival:

It is with a heavy heart that we make this announcement.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will be no Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in 2013. We thank the town of Longford for sustaining the festival from 2002 to 2011.