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Johnstons//Barley Corn
Johnstons//Barley Corn
Genres: Folk, World Music
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All Artists: Johnstons
Title: Johnstons//Barley Corn
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle
Release Date: 7/1/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

CD Reviews

An Old Recording but Wonderful
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm surprised no one has posted a review of these to recordings before. The Johnstons were a traditional Irish group from the 60s and early 70s. A key member of the group was Paul Brady. His rendition of The Colraine Regatta stands out in my memory. I actually still have the 2 LPs but am buying the CD so I can once again listen to this excellent compilation of traditional music."
Long ago
Peter Sullivan | Wellington New Zealand | 06/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in 1968 I was a 16 year old happily taking his girlfriend to hear a folk group called the Johnstons at his English grammer school. That evening this music's beauty and power made me forget everything (including the girlfriend) and in the intervening 34 odd years I hunted from time to time for any recording of that group. It was not until a year ago when I got these cd's from Amazon at quite considerable expense (NZ dollar being worth peanuts) put them on and learnt that the search was still worth every penny. Loved this trad irish music then and still do!"
Too good
T. M. Marston | Seattle, WA USA | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record inspired me to learn the tenor banjo. If a record is good enough to drive a person to learn an instrument (lots of work!), it has got to be good. And it is - it is some of the best irish music from that era that I have ever heard and has probably my favorite Irish song of all time (coleraine regatta) on it."