The Henry Girls
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co. Donegal:
Karen – vocals, fiddle, piano, ukelele
Lorna – vocals, accordion, piano
Joleen – vocals, harp, piano
The Henry Girls bring something enchanting to the folk scene; their lyrics are thoughtful, intelligent and often powerful, and the musicianship they possess is truly unique, covering a range of instruments including harp, fiddle, ukulele, accordion and piano. Most notable are their bewitching three-part harmonies. Their performances create a sense of nostalgia as the harp and voices soothe and the lyrics inspire.
This is a group who’ve mastered the balance of being contemporary without falling short in old-folk, rootsy charm. Their harmonies are also influenced by the vocal harmonies of singing siblings from the 1930’s and 40’s such as The Andrews Sisters and The Boswell sisters. They have released six original studio albums as well as writing and releasing original recordings and songs for children.
Sponsored by Des and Mary Kavanagh.