Night of music dedicated to Lenny

The late Lenny Nelson, front, with members of The Ukelele Orchestra.
There is a fabulous line up of music at An Grianán Theatre this coming Wednesday 11th November as The Henry Girls, Arcanadh and The Ukelele Orchestra take to the stage in a concert dedicated to their friend Lenny Nelson.

There is a fabulous line up of music at An Grianán Theatre this coming Wednesday 11th November as The Henry Girls, Arcanadh and The Ukelele Orchestra take to the stage in a concert dedicated to their friend Lenny Nelson.

Lenny who worked as a technician in both An Grianán Theatre and The Playhouse and was also an accomplished musician himself, died in a road

traffic accident in October last year.

The Henry Girls: Karen, Lorna and Jolene McLaughlin; have become one of the finest Irish exponents of folk/roots music in recent years. They are now on course to rival Altan and Clannad as Donegal’s finest musical export.

They have successfully learned to interweave their traditional roots with contemporary elements, earning them both commercial success and spectacular critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

They formed the band in the early noughties but performed mostly in the North West of Ireland at that time but it has been since the release of their highly acclaimed 2011 album December Moon, which was produced by the highly acclaimed Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot) that things have really started to take off internationally. Since then they have toured extensively in Europe and America and also went on to record another album with Malcolm, their 2014 album Louder Than Words.

Each of the six members of the multi-award winning group Arcanadh brings their own unique contribution on instrument and vocals. Their line-up includes fiddles, whistles, harp, mandola, banjo, piano, guitars, bodhran and more.

Arcanadh are renowned for their unique singing style, a combination of strong solo delivery and exquisite vocal harmonies, frequently in several parts.

Their live show, consists of songs from the traditional archives, newly composed folk-songs from around the world and compositions by individual members of Arcanadh.

The evening will also feature The Ukelele Orchestra from Derry. Lenny was a founding member of the The Ukelele Orchestra which is based in the Playhouse.

Tickets for this night are €15/€10.