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RTE Radio1 Album of the week “Henrietta Game are….Wow”
HENRIETTA GAME are: Aongus Mac Amhlaigh – Cello and Vocals, Christy Leech – Guitar, Stomp and Vocals, Aisling O’ Connor – Violin, Harmonium and Vocals & Judy Macnamara – Glockenspiel, Drum, Piano and Vocals. Their merging of disparate musical influences has resulted in a blend of sound that some have classified as alternative-folk and others have found difficult to categorise. It is worth noting that various members of the band are classically trained musicians, which adds a depth of sheer quality to their work.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed album Black Ship (produced by Tommy McLaughlin – ‘Villagers’), there is no doubt that Henrietta Game have experienced a meteoric rise in the Irish music scene and they look set to continue to do so on the release of their new track Last Thing on Aug 26th. They have had numerous appearances on both television (RTE ‘The Café’, BBC 2, TG4) and radio (Today FM, 98 FM, Phantom FM, RTE RnaG, LMFM + more) They were also awarded a most sought after ALBUM OF THE WEEK on the National radio station RTE Radio1, who described the album as having that WOW- Factor.
Although, the majority of Henrietta Game’s shows have been to audiences in the capital (The Olympia, Tripod, Whelan’s, The Button Factory, The Academy, The Village), various Gaeltacht areas (Gweedore, Connemara, Meath) have also enjoyed visits from the band where they perform ‘as Gaeilge’ as they are all fluent in their native tongue.
Still a young band (formed January 2009), Henrietta Game have, in the last few months, proved that they are just warming up for what seems a most steady career in the Music scene. Their upcoming gig dates includes The Electric Picnic and a special support to UB40.
“Black ship is a string-driven thing of rare beauty” * * * * HOTPRESS
“on single: Sleep then’ ..an Irish alt.folk harmony in the Julie Feeney/Tycho Brahie mould” * * * IRISH TIMES Single review
Black Ship strikes a chord of confidence and embellishes that with beautiful and haunting melodies.’ POPCULTURE MONSTER
“There is so much to love here. Near perfect arrangements, astounding lyrics and vocals… Something tells me that there is plenty to look forward to from Henrietta Game”. DROP-D
”Their combination of versatile strings, sweet harmonies and laudable no-frills production style. Wonderfully charming and unpretentious, debut album ‘Black Ship’ should put Henrietta Game firmly on the map”. ENTERTINAMENT.IE
These guys are all kinds of brill!’ BBC Radio Ulster ATL