Early days

BW_photoThe 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 harmonies. Offered a recording deal around 1965 on Pye records they had an unlikely stroke of fortune in that one of their first releases, a Ewan McColl song ‘The Travelling People’ went straight to the number one spot in the Irish pop charts setting them off on a whirlwind of touring, television, radio and more recording.

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