Traditional Music and Song

february, 2022

thu03feb7:00 pmthu7:00 pmAoife Scott and The Henry GirlsThe Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

The Illuminate Festival in Derry present The Henry Girls (above) and Aoife Scott in concert.

The Henry Girls will be performing their tribute to The Boswell Sisters, supported by a ten-piece ensemble which includes a brass and reed section, drums, double bass, guitar, piano and of course close three-part harmonies. The tribute features 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 and Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Eddie Lang, Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein and Stan King.

Aoife Scott is an award-winning folk singer-songwriter based in Dublin. Born into the famous Black family, (her mother is Frances Black and and Mary Black is her aunt), Aoife has an impressive pedigree. Her music is largely influenced by her roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Following her highly celebrated debut album, Carry The Day, which was launched at Temple Bar Tradfest in 2016, Aoife Scott released her second album, HomeBird, at Temple Bar Trad Festival in January 2020. Produced by multiple Grammy Award winner, Ron Block, in Nashville and Dublin, HomeBird features leading Irish folk musicians along with Grammy award-winning Bluegrass musicians.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Guildhall

Guildhall Square, Derry


Illuminate Festival

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