10 February 2013

Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival

From the organisers of the Johnny Keenan Banjo 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.

The BIB editor notes: In a week that has seen the return of the Athy festival (Ireland's oldest annual bluegrass event) to life, we must hope for a future for the Banjo Festival. It has been of immense symbolic importance; has brought great musicians together and to Irish audiences; and has seen the birth of many musical friendships.

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