The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co.Donegal, Ireland. They were brought up by music loving parents who introduced them to an eclectic array of sounds such as The Everly Brothers, The Bothy Band, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Ella Fitzgerald as well being surrounded by traditional Irish music. In their own music, they have a unique rootsy sound which blends their native traditional Irish folk music with hints of americana, bluegrass and blues. They are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to such great musical acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Dixie Chicks and The Be Good Tanyas. They write songs that are tuneful, catchy, and warm. Their repertoire is scattered with old and new and their style reflects many influences and tastes.
They have been playing music together since childhood but decided to go professional in 2010. Since then have become one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland, now captivating audiences on worldwide stages having toured in Germany, America, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Austria and the UK.
They are natural performers and are known for their warm personalities, onstage and off.
In 2011, they appeared as guest backing vocalists on Mary Black’s album ‘Stories from the Steeples’ and one of the songs they appear on is a duet with the fabulous Imelda May.
Huffington Post declared their album December Moon as one Top 10 albums of 2013. It was produced by Calum Malcom (Lau, Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot) and recorded in Scotland.
In early 2014, the Donegal folk and roots trio released their latest album Louder than Words. The album received rave reviews from the Irish media and will be released in the UK, Germany and the USA later in the year.
‘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.’
– Eamon Carr, The Evening Herald (IRL)
‘Louder Than Words is a simply stunning offering from The Henry Girls’
– 2UIBestow (12/12)
‘…beautiful harmonies that are the trademark of this band…This whole album is very high quality and one you MUST HAVE in your collection’
‘The Henry Girls have forged a sound all of their own’ – Hot Press Magazine (IRL)
‘Confident, organic & understated’
– The Irish Times
‘If ever a reminder of the strength of that blend was needed, it comes in the form of ‘Maybe’, the recent single from The Henry Girls forthcoming album Louder Than Words’
– Irish Examiner