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The Sallyangie were a 1960s folk duo consisting of siblings Mike and Sally Oldfield. In 1969 they released their first and only album Children of the Sun. The duo split in late 1969 after limited success and a national tour. Both members have released albums since to greater success.

The Sallyangie
Also known asThe Sally Angie
Years active1968 (1968)–1969 (1969)
LabelsTransatlantic Records
Past membersMike Oldfield
Sally Oldfield

The duo's name is reputed to be an amalgamation of "Sally" (Oldfield's name) and "Angie", the name of a guitar instrumental, written by Davey Graham.[1]

The duo's second single, "Child of Allah" was released three years after they had split up,[2][3] a song which subsequently ended up on Sally Oldfield's debut solo album, Water Bearer in 1978.[4]


  • August 1969 — "Two Ships" b/w "Colours of the World" (Big T / Transatlantic Records BIG 126)
  • December 1972 — "Child of Allah" b/w "Lady Go Lightly" (Philips Records 6006 259)


  1. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (2003). Turn on Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock. Hal Leonard. p. 173. ISBN 0-634-05548-8.
  2. ^ "Mike Oldfield Biography (1953–1972)". The Official Mike Oldfield Information Service. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Rarities page 1 ("Child of Allah")". Amadian. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Water Bearer". Retrieved 28 February 2010.