The Henry Girls @ Loni-Uebler-Haus, Nuremberg, 2017-03-26 #TheHenryGirls

Markus knew it first. He contacted me right away, starting a chain reaction; more family and friends were interested in The Henry Girls concert in Nuremberg. Last autumn – as soon as tickets were available – Wolfgang bought 10 tickets. For all of us this meant months of impatience and anticipation.

Markus had booked a table at a Greek restaurant named Schöne Aussicht (= nice view) to chat about the concert, Ireland, travels to Ireland, etc. At 7 p.m. we squeezed into the two available cars, trying to be at Loni-Übler-Haus in time to get seats in adjoining rows. At the entrance, I showed my bunch of tickets and the girl behind the counter tried to count our happy bunch. Turning around my eyes fell on – Karen. We hugged and she told me that they had earlier discussed our possible attendance. 🙂

I asked if they were going to perform Dúlaman – one of my favourite songs (originally by Clannad). Karen told me that they hadn’t performed that one for months.

The concert started on time, briefly introduced by the organiser.

We listened to…

  1. December Moon
  2. Ol’ Cook Pot
  3. Sing My Sister Down
  4. Couldn’t Ask For More
  5. Falling in Love Again
  6. Don’t Call Me Honey
  7. Slow Down
  8. Rebel Girl
  9. Here Beside Me
  10. I’m Your Baby
    >>>BREAK<<<
  11. Dúlaman (Karen dedicated it – again – to Wolfgang and me) :mrgreen:
  12. The Light in the Window
  13. Happy Birthday, Joleen (with the audience)
  14. No More Maybes
  15. Far Beyond the Stars
  16. Ocean of War
  17. Practice What You Preach
  18. Please Forgive Me
  19. Watching the Detectives
  20. The Farmer’s Song (How Do You Know?) (with the audience)
  21. Satisfied Mind
  22. So Long but Not Goodbye
    >>>As a bonus, The Henry Girls performed these songs<<<
  23. Boogie Woogie Love
  24. If I Should Fall Behind
  25. Farewell

 

During the break, Wolfgang bought a CD for his brother, Wolfgang’s sister also bought a CD, my friend Ruth bought all three; it won’t come as a surprise that I bought the latest one, Far Beyond The Stars, as well.

When Karen announced Dúlaman right after the break, you could have heard a pin drop. It was perfect. During the song someone patted my shoulder: Ruth, smiling broadly, signalling two thumbs up. I probably told her way too often how much I love that song. This time, we did not have the opportunity to record Dúlaman. The following version is from one of the concerts in Fürth. (picture only)

Afterwards, it was time to say goodbye until – autumn 2017. You can guess who will be there…  :mrgreen:

Thank you for this unforgettable Sunday evening, dear Karen, Lorna, and Joleen McLaughlin! A special thank you to Joleen – sacrificing her birthday… I hope there was a huge celebration afterwards! Caro, Markus, Ruth, Evi, Ingrid, Gerhard, Elfe, Yúlika, Wolfgang, and I (Karen O.) enjoyed every minute. Until next time, my friends.

Dear friends and readers,

Whenever there is an opportunity for you to visit their concert – you won’t regret it. Karen, Lorna, and Joleen are awesome musicians and love to interact with the audience, including a personal chat.

 

More about The Henry Girls:

Irish Spring (Roth, 2012)

The Henry Girls (Nuremberg, 2013)

The Henry Girls @ Kulturforum Fuerth

The Henry Girls @ Kultur-Forum (Fuerth, 2016-04-20)

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http://www.thehenrygirls.com/home

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CdpKFpDixT7wR38gY4EEQ

Official videos:

 

 

 

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A trailer and a song

At this year’s Fantasy Film Festival at CineCittà Nuremberg we repeatedly saw the trailer to Big Bad Wolves (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309224/?ref_=nv_sr_1). The impressive scenes of this thriller’s trailer were accompanied by this tune. I was thrilled by the combination of scenes and music.

My Love Will Get You Home by Christine Glass:

Lyrics:

If you wander off too far, my love will get you home.
If you follow the wrong star, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
Get back on your feet and think of me.
My love will get you home, boy, my love will get you home.

If the bright lights blinds your eyes, my love will get you home.
If your troubles break your stride, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
Get back on your feet and think of me.
My love will get you home, boy, my love will get you home.

If you ever feel ashamed, my love will get you home.
When there’s only you to blame, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
Get back on your feet and think of me.
My love will get you home, boy, my love will get you home.

Were you ever impressed and/or obsessed by such a combination?  😉

The Henry Girls – concert in Nuremberg (2013)

Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin

Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin

 

Saturday, 2013-10-12, once again meant ‘Let’s go and see The Henry Girls’ in concert.

 

The Henry Girls:

Karen:  fiddle and vocals

Lorna:  vocals and accordion

Joleen:  harp, piano and vocals

We met The Henry Girls before: in Roth at the ‘Irish Spring Tour’ (2012; https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/irish-spring-2012/). Nuremberg was the last stop of this year’s German tour.

Thanks to being newsletter recipients since Irish Spring 2012, we were able to order four tickets in time. As we knew that Loni-Übler-Haus does not have as many seats as the Kulturfabrik Roth, we felt in some kind of hurry.  😉

The other visitors knew about the concert due to the daily press and the Loni-Übler-Haus flyers.

Despite our hunt for a parking space we arrived early, full of anticipation. The bar provided ales, wine, soft drinks, and (slainte!) Guinness.  🙂

Slowly but surely all seats but two were taken. The Henry Girls were introduced and started right away. The first song was barely completed when our applause was interrupted. A car blocked the drive. Halfway through reading the licence plate, The Henry Girls realized it was their rental car. 😉

Until 10:00 pm – just one pause in between – the audience enjoyed and participated in the classic and new songs.

Among others:

– Ol’ Cook Pot

–  Sing My Sister Down

–  December Moon

–  Light by the Window

–  Dúlamán

–  Stop Saying Forever

–  Sweet Dreams

–  Couldn’t Ask for More

–  Early in the Morning (audience)

–  Farmer Song (audience)

–  a beautiful harp solo by Joleen

–  O’Neill’s Lament, O’Neill’s March

–  How Do You Know (by Tucker Zimmerman)

–  So Long – Good bye

–  Parting Glass (a capella)

–  Farewell

–  Should I Fall Behind (Bruce Springsteen)

 

After the last bonus song ended, the audience was invited to a meet and greet, to buy CDs and get them signed. Despite Nuremberg being the last concert on the tour, the atmosphere was relaxed. The Henry Girls, the audience and the organisers were in a good mood.  🙂

 

My favourite song “Dúlamán” (The only version on YouTube, so far):

2012 Milwaukee Irish Fest – The Henry Girls and The Fox Hunt singing Dúlamán

 

As there was no new album to buy yet – have a peek at last year’s purchase (December Moon):

December_Moon_signed

 

Dear Karen, Lorna and Joleen

Thank you so much for this pleasant evening. We are looking forward to your next album and to your future concerts.  🙂