The Henry Girls
“With beautiful lyrics, harmonies and music, you could listen to this group all day long.” 6/6 Music Review Unsigned
The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland in the last decade, and within a few years have developed a growing international profile in Europe, North America and further afield. Hailing from the picturesque village of Malin in the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, they have a unique sound which blends classic Traditional Irish Folk music with a hint of Americana, a nod to bluegrass and many more besides.
The Henry Girls are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to many other harmonising siblings such as The McGarrigle Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers. Their sound also reflects the influences of such great musical acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Dixie Chicks, The Be Good Tanyas, The Indigo Girls, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Tom Waits and many more
The talented Donegal natives have been playing and writing music together for more than a decade and Karen, Lorna and Joleen now have four albums to their credit. Their most recently released album in August 2011, ‘December Moon’ was produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot) and features many of the North West’s finest musicians including Ted Ponsonby, Nicky Scott, and Liam Bradley.They write songs that are soulful and evocative with a universal appeal. The Henry Girls will capture the hearts and minds of fans of every style and genre of music. Their repertoire includes rediscovered treasures and original songs which are instant classics.
“What a revelation, The Henry Girls have finally found their voice and what a happy voice it is…..their original songs have the potential to have a very long life beyond the album. December Moon the title track could be the Galway Girl of 2012.” Irish Music Magazine
The Henry Girls has been playing and touring nationally and internationally for many years at festivals and venues such as Milwaukee Irish Fest, The Old Town School of Folk, Chicago; Mountain Stage Radio live Broadcast, West Virginia; Celtic Connections, Glasgow; and have worked and collaborated with Irish and International acts such as Donal Lunny, Mary Black, Liam O’Maonlai, Moya Brennan, Larry John McNally, Jennifer Kimball; Session Americana, The Fox Hunt and many more. In addition to playing in the band all three girls are music degree graduates and music tutors and often hold workshops at the festivals they are invited to perform at.
They recently appeared as guest backing vocalists on Mary Black‘s new album ‘Stories from the Steeples’ and one of the songs they appear on is a duet with the fabulous Imelda May www.mary-black.net. They will be touring Germany extensively in March 2012 as part of the Irish Spring Tour.
“The Henry Girls are the real deal. Their harmonies are the best in the business….The Everly Brothers, Mills Brothers, Henry Girls, Andrews Sisters – perfect ‘sibling blends’, perfect harmonies.” Bill Margeson, WDCB National Public Radio, Chicago