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    Play, Thu 12 Jun 2014

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Café

    Gulbenkian Café



    The Gulbenkian Theatre

    01227 769075


    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NB


    The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland in the last decade, and within a few years have developed a growing international profile from touring in Europe, North America and further afield.

    Hailing from County Donegal, these three sisters blend classic Traditional Irish trad with a hint of Americana and a nod to bluegrass. Renowned for their fine close-harmony vocals, they have been likened to The McGarrigles, and have five albums to their credit.

    Multi-instrumentalists (harp, fiddle, accordion, guitar, piano and ukulele all make an appearance) they were last year invited as Special Guests to join the Altan & Friends show staged at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during the big Celtic Connections festival.

    Their 2013 album, December Moon, won them a huge amount of radio attention and praise from the critics too. Country Music people said they had “the potential to be as big as Alison Krauss,” while BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris described their music as “beautiful.”

    Renowned crowd-pleasers at many big outdoor events, they are back in the UK for summer festival appearances and promoting a brand new album entitled Louder Than Words.

    Other Press quotes:

    “Full bodied and powerfully dynamic” – fRoots magazine
    "Beautiful, wonderful, brilliant" - FolkWorld
    "A class act" - R2 Magazine
    "A joy" - The Irish Times

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 12 Jun 2014 21:00
    8.30pm doors, 9pm start


    Full £10
    Students £8



    See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

    By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

    By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

    By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711

    Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

    Parking: free

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

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