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The Johnstons

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Group Members: Mick Moloney, Paul Brady, Moloney, Keane, O'Connell, Mick Moloney and Eugene O'Donnell

All Music Guide:

The Johnstons rose to prominence in Dublin in the late '60s. Formed by Luci, Adrienne, and Michael Johnston, the group featured harmony singing with guitar accompaniment. Eventually, Michael left the group and was replaced by Mick Moloney (vocals, mandolin, banjo) and Paul Brady (vocals, guitar). This four-piece band became extremely popular in Ireland and toured the world, starting off the careers of both Moloney and Brady. Their albums are equally split between innovative treatments of traditional material and fairly derivative covers of American folk-pop.