The Henry Girls

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The Henry Girls
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The Henry Girls in 2008
Background information
Origin Malin, County Donegal, Ireland
Genres Folk rock, roots rock
Associated acts Mary Black
Members Karen McLaughlin
Lorna McLaughlin
Joleen McLaughlin

The Henry Girls are an Irish folk and roots music group. The band consists of three sisters: Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin. All three have studied music and are multi-instrumentalist, utilizing fiddles, ukulele, banjo, guitar, harp, mandolin, piano, and accordion.[1] The Henry Girls often sing in harmony[2] and their sound has been described as a mix of traditional Irish folk music and Americana.[3] They have contributed backup vocals to Mary Black's album Stories from the Steeples.[1] They have also collaborated with Session Americana, Dónal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Jennifer Kimball, and The Fox Hunt.[3]


The McLaughlin sisters are from Malin in Inishowen, County Donegal, in Ulster, Ireland. They formed the band over 10 years ago.[3] They named the band after their grandfather.[2] They released their debut album, Between Us, in 2003, and was produced by Máire Breatnach.[4] They released their album Dawn in 2010, and that year they were nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Original Score for the film A Shine of Rainbows, which featured songs from the album Dawn.[5]

December Moon[edit]

In 2011 they released their album December Moon. The album features all original songs but four, including a cover of Elvis Costello's "Watching the Detectives." It was produced by Calum Malcolm.[1]

Louder Than Words[edit]

In early 2014, the trio released the album Louder than Words.

The Henry Girls performing at the festival "Folk am Neckar" 2013



Year Album
2003 Between Us
2007 Morning Rush
2009 Dawn
2011 December Moon
2014 Louder Than Words
2017 Far Beyond The Stars


Year Single Album
2013 "Maybe" Louder Than Words
2014 "The Weather" Louder Than Words


  1. ^ a b c Ross, Joe. "Music Review: The Henry Girls - December Moon". Seattle Pi. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Fallaha, Simon. "MUSIC REVIEW: The Henry Girls". Reviews. Northern Ireland. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "New moon rising for The Henry Girls". Donegal Now. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ McQuaid, Sarah. "Between Us". Reviews. Hot Press. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Sinead. "The Henry Girls Perform At Coleraine". University of Ulster. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

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