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Thu 26 May, 8pm

The Henry Girls & Band

Perform 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 ten-piece band will perform a set of music by boundary-breaking jazz vocal trio The Boswell Sisters.

The Boswell Sisters made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel, and their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation earned them the nickname “syncopating harmonists from New Orleans”.
 
They moved to New York in 1931 and recorded with the top jazz musicians around at the time, including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Eddie Lang.

Already performed to great acclaim at Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival and Earagail Arts Festival, expect to hear popular songs from the 1920s & 1930s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities.