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    • One of these people was Johnny Moynihan, with whom he created a musical partnership which turned into Sweeney's Men in the summer of 1966, after the addition of 'Galway Joe' Dolan.Andy Irvine (musician)-Wikipedia
    • In 1966, Moynihan and Irvine formed Sweeney's Men and Briggs joined them on tours and learned to play the bouzouki, at that time a rare instrument in Britain or Ireland.Anne Briggs-Wikipedia
    • In the mid-1960s, Moynihan established a presence for the instrument in Irish music with the popular folk trio Sweeney's Men.Irish bouzouki-Wikipedia
    • The newer Greek tetrachordo (4 courses of strings) bouzouki was introduced into Irish traditional music in the mid-1960s by Johnny Moynihan of the folk group Sweeney's Men.Irish bouzouki-Wikipedia
    • Johnny Moynihan, who had played with Irvine in Sweeney's Men, joined at this point, playing mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, tin whistle and singing.Planxty-Wikipedia
    • In the summer of 1966, O'Doherty was the first manager of Sweeney's Men and had painted the band's logo on the front of their van, from a drawing by Johnny Moynihan.Éamonn O'Doherty (sculptor)-Wikipedia

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