Spine-tingling harmonies with The Henry Girls

THEIR SURNAME is McLaughlin, but their nickname is Henry, and together they make folk, blues, and trad, topped off with spine-tingling three part harmonies.

They are The Henry Girls and they play Foyle’s Hotel on Friday September 17 at 10pm as part of the Clifden Arts Festival.

Joleen, Lorna, and Karen McLaughlin are three sisters from Inishowen, Co Donegal, who took the name for their band from their family nickname.

The sisters recorded their debut album Between Us in 2002 and followed this up with Morning Rush (2007 ), which Irish Music Magazine described as “very well crafted...reflecting the diverse mix of musical traditions that have shaped and influenced their unique blend of country, traditional, jazz and roots - each of which they perform with considerable ease and enjoyment.”

The trio’s latest album Dawn was released this year and some of its tracks featured on the Aidan Quinn film A Shine Of Rainbows. As an added bonus The Henry Girls were nominated for an IFTA for Best Original Score for their work on the movie.

For more information and tickets see www.clifdenartsweek.ie

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