The Henry Girls - heavenly folk harmonies

Donegal trio to play Monroe’s Live

THE PRISTINE, three-part harmonies, delicate roots-folk melodies, and Irish folk with Americana sounds of Donegal’s The Henry Girls will be heard in Monroe’s Live on Thursday December 4.

The Henry Girls are sisters Karen, Lorna, and Joleen McLaughlin who hail from Malin in Donegal. Their music fuses Irish folk, bluegrass, and blues and they perform their songs on harp, fiddle, ukulele, banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano, and accordion. Their stunning vocal harmonies have also drawn comparison to Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Dixie Chicks, and The Be Good Tanyas.

In February, the sisters released their second album Louder Than Words. The 10-track album enjoyed critical acclaim, with Horslip’s drummer Eamon Carr saying: “These sisters have a sensational talent. The quality of their harmony singing goes beyond mere technique. They possess an unerring ability to blend tone and resonance in a seamless fashion.”

2UIBestow called the album “a simply stunning offering”; The Irish Times called it “confident, organic, and understated”, while Irish Examiner declared: “If ever a reminder of the strength of that blend was needed, it comes in the form of ‘Maybe’, the recent single from Louder Than Words.”

The Henry girls have toured Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Italy and Britain, and graced one of the main stages at Glastonbury.

Doors are at 9pm, Tickets are €12/€9.50 through www.monroes.ie

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