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Treasures rediscovered: (4) Oysterband: Blackwaterside live




A fourth instalment in Salut! Live's new occasional series in which striking pieces of music suddenly remembered, or encountered in forgotten corners of the house, are hauled out and, if discoverable on YouTube, reproduced here ...

From one of my favourite venues, the Union Chapel in north London, comes this treat from the Oysterband.

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Treasures rediscovered: (3) The Johnstons' Tunnel Tigers




Continuing the occasional Salut! Live feature on gems from the past rediscovered in the attic, on neglected garage shelves or online ...


Back at the end of the 1960s,
the Johnstons from County Meath were something of a folk supergroup with a following akin of that of the English family band, the Watersons, and gathering critical acclaim.

The members were two sisters, Adrienne and Lucy Johnston, Mick Moloney and Paul Brady. Another Johnston family member, Michael, had been in the band earlier.

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