The Henry Girls & Band
The Music of the Boswell Sisters
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising and in this show, they and their band will perform a set of Boswell Sisters music.
Having performed this show at the Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Derry Jazz Festival and Earagail Arts Festival, this ten-piece ensemble includes a brass and reed section, drums, double bass, guitar, piano and of course close three-part harmonies. Expect to hear popular songs from the 1920s & 1930s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities.
The Boswell Sisters were a vocal jazz trio who broke boundaries with their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They got the nickname 'syncopating harmonists from New Orleans' and made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel. They moved to New York in 1931 and made recordings for Brunswick Records with the top jazz musicians around at the time including Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Eddie Lang (guitar), Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein (trumpet), Stan King (drums).