Thursday 9th June, 8pm
In March of last year, The Henry Girls were invited by the Mayor of the island of Andoy ( Vesteralen , Northern Norway) to visit the island and perform a series of concerts and schools workshops there. Among the local artists they met and performed with on their travels were folk and jazz singer Ann-Iren Hansen and singer songwriter Julie Willumsen. As part of the on-going EDGES international cultural partnership between Vestertalen, Donegal and East Iceland, Ann-Iren and Julie will join The Henry Girls for a reciprocal series of concerts and school visits in Donegal, from June 6-11. They will perform a special concert at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Thursday, June 9th. at 8.00pm
Inishowen sister act, The Henry Girls, have just completed their most high profile tour of Scotland and England to-date and are set to open their new, specially commissioned Christmas show, Tracks In The Snow, at the Ark Arts Centre in Dublin. The show runs from December 2-20. www.henrygirls.com
Ann Iren Hansen comes from the fishing town of Oksnes, Vesteralen. A singer with a great love for and understanding of the folk music and song of Northern Norway, she recorded her debut CD in Aarhus in 2014 with a trio of Danish jazz musicians. She has performs regularly throughout Scandinavia and in Germany, both as solo artist and with her own Ann-Iren Hansen Quartet. www.annirenhansen.com
Julie Willumsen comes from the village of Bo, Vesteralen, where she runs her own record label – Grandma’s Records. She has recorded and released two CDs her own songwriting material to-date.