On "The Andy Griffith Show," The Darlings were a family from the mountains near Mayberry who played bluegrass/mountain music. The four Darling boys were played by The Dillards, a group of four bluegrass players, two of whom were brothers in real life, Doug and Rodney Dillard. Their sister, Charlene Darling, was played by Maggie Mancuso (now Peterson), and the father, Briscoe Darling, was played by Denver Pyle.
All four of the original Darling boys and Chralene are still alive and can be found at various Mayberry conventions around the country. If you are a fan of bluegrass music and enjoy the Dillards, this forum is the place to discuss the performing group knows as the Dillards and their music.