03 September 2012

Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival updates

Thanks to the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival organisers for their latest e-newsletter with updated information for this year's event, held in its new location of Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The workshop schedule is still being finalised, but the programme will include workshops given by the following master musicians:

4-string banjo: Gerry O'Connor, Enda Scahill, Tom Cussen (Clareen Banjos), Liam & David Howley
5-string banjo: Jason Burleson, Michael J. Miles, more TBC
Vocals: Suzy Bogguss
Singer/Songwriter: Niall Toner, Tim Stafford, George Harper
Flatpicking guitar: Charlie Sizemore, Rick Shea
Cajon: Robbie K. Jones
Bodhran: Eamonn Murray
Fiddle: Niamh Dunne
Mandolin: Don Rigsby
Button accordion: Damian McKee & Sean Og Graham
...and more TBC

The newsletter also includes a comprehensive list of hotels, B&B, and other accommodation in Tullamore, and a further list of over a dozen venues that are supporting the festival and deserve support in return. Read the whole list of updates here.

BIB update 4 Sept.: we've just received today this info from Blogger Tomás Ó Cárthaigh in the form of a comment on the BIB post of 19 June:

Those needing last-minute accomodation need look no fatherer than Marie and John's B&B Tudor Lodge. Hurry though, as they will be booked out soon - but if they are they can still help get you sorted!

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