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-The Johnstons were a popular Irish group in the late 1960s and early 1970s, out of Slane, a small village north of Dublin, Ireland (more recently known for its annual outdoor concerts at Slane Castle). The band gained fame on both sides of the Atlantic. The final lineup was stabilized in 1967, with sisters Luci and Adrienne Johnston, plus Michael "Mick" Moloney and Paul Brady. The group was influenced by traditional Irish music, skiffle, and of course the American folk revival of the '60s, with which they are most often associated today. Moloney left in 1971, followed by Brady in 1973, by which time the group was no longer as significant as it had been. The Johnstons were influential for mixing genuine trad Irish music with popular folk of the day, and particularly for bringing close four-part vocal harmonies to trad Irish songs.+The Johnstons were a popular Irish group in the late 1960s and early 1970s, out of Slane, a small village north of Dublin, Ireland (more recently known for its annual outdoor concerts at Slane Castle). The band gained fame on both sides of the Atlantic. The final lineup was stabilized in 1967, with sisters Luci and Adrienne Johnston, plus [artist]Mick Moloney[/artist] and [artist]Paul Brady[/artist]. The group was influenced by traditional Irish music, skiffle, and of course the American folk revival of the '60s, with which they are most often associated today.
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 +Moloney left in 1971, followed by Brady in 1973, by which time the group was no longer as significant as it had been. The Johnstons remain influential for mixing genuine traditional Irish music with popular folk of the day, and particularly for bringing close four-part vocal harmonies to traditional Irish songs.
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 +The Johnstons played a reunion concert in Canada in 1976, but never performed again. Adrienne Johnston died under mysterious circumstances on May 27, 1981 (age 35) in the U.S.

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The Johnstons were a popular Irish group in the late 1960s and early 1970s, out of Slane, a small village north of Dublin, Ireland (more recently known for its annual outdoor concerts at Slane Castle). The band gained fame on both sides of the Atlantic. The final lineup was stabilized in 1967, with sisters Luci and Adrienne Johnston, plus Mick Moloney and Paul Brady. The group was influenced by traditional Irish music, skiffle, and of course the American folk revival of the '60s, with which they are most often associated today. Moloney left in 1971, followed by Brady in 1973, by which time the group was no longer as significant as it had been. The Johnstons remain influential for mixing genuine traditional Irish music with popular folk of the day, and particularly for bringing close four-part vocal harmonies to traditional Irish songs. The Johnstons played a reunion concert in Canada in 1976, but never performed again. Adrienne Johnston died under mysterious circumstances on May 27, 1981 (age 35) in the U.S.