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Early days

The Johnstons, Adrienne, Lucy her younger sister and brother Michael started life in the early 60’s as a talented family singing group in Slane, County Meath in Ireland’s east midlands. Moulded in the folk style popular at the time, they sang Irish ballads and contemporary folk songs, Michael playing 12-string guitar and the girls singing […]

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A poem for Adrienne

Did you know that Adrienne Johnston was a subject of an Irish love poem? It was written by Micéal O hUanacháin, called ‘A dTrian’, ‘Poem for Adrienne’ (ca. 1966): ‘Ag sodar de chosa fad na cearnóige dúshoilsithe – go tobann, tá greim láimhe ar a chéile acu, go tobann greim milis na mbéal. Ach táimse […]

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