About Us

From soft fingerpicked ballads to hard-driving jigs and reels, Henri’s Notions creates a musical mix of traditional Celtic and American music as well as their own compositions that have a rhythm and voice reflective of their Southern heritage, which lends a pleasing familiarity to the music. The Notions draw from a broad palette of melodious sounds: the ardent sounds of fiddle, lilting flute, keen tin whistles, ringing mandolin and bouzouki, 5 string banjo, all played over the resonant tones and drive of the rhythm section, consisting of acoustic guitars, percussion, and driving bass.

Lead voices dance through the intricate embellishments that bring new life to the old ballads and songs, and all members lend voices frequently creating close, rich, well-balanced harmonies. The group makes a point to provide backgrounds on the songs and instruments used during their performance and this has allowed Henri’s Notions to connect with, educate and inspire audiences for over thirty years!

Henri’s Notions has toured extensively in the Southern and Eastern United Stated from West Palm Beach, Florida and Dallas, Texas to New York City. The group has worked countless festivals and concerts and has appeared with such folk icons as Bob Dylan, Richie Havens, The Kingston Trio, David Grisman Quintet and top Celtic acts such as The Tannahill Weavers, Patrick Street, Paddy O’Brien and others.

Henris Notions performs year-round in concerts, festivals, special events, and school programs. As a touring member of the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Southern Arts Federation, grants are often available to eligible presenters.

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For the last 20 years or so, the Notions have been privileged to perform in more venues than they could ever remember …. but, here are just a few …

In Concert

  • The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Destin, FL
  • The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Monroe Area Council for the Arts, Madisonville, TN
  • The Ritz Theatre, Talladega, AL
  • Alexander City Arts, Inc., Alexander City, AL
  • Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Dothan, AL
  • Colquitt County Arts Council, Moultrie, GA
  • Thomaston-Upson Arts Council, Thomaston, GA
  • Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, MS
  • College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC
  • J. E. Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir, NC
  • Arts Center of Cannon County, Woodbury, TN
  • Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Bartlett, TN
  • The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN
  • Hoover Library Theatre, Hoover, AL
  • McCraney Cottle Arts Council, Tallassee, AL
  • Erie-Myer Civic Center, Gulf Shores, AL
  • Music on the Mound, University of Alabama
  • City Lights & Stars, Huntsville, AL
  • Allegheny Highlands Arts Council / Clifton Forge VA
  • Sumter County Arts Council / AL
  • The Fort Payne Opera House, Fort Payne, AL
  • The Bama Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Alabama Folk School, Camp McDowell – AL
  • Moonlight on the Mountain, Birmingham, AL

Festival

  • The Jacob’s Ladder Music Festival, Israel
  • The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, NC
  • The Tuscon Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games, AZ
  • The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Ontario, Canada
  • The Stone Mountain Highland Games, GA
  • The Loch Norman Highland Games, NC
  • The Louisiana Highland Games
  • The Alabama Highland Games
  • Houston Highland Games, TX
  • The Savannah Irish Festival, GA
  • Julian Smith Casino, Augusta, GA
  • Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
  • First Night, South Orange, NJ
  • International Music Festival, NYC, NY
  • Cincinnati Celtic Festival, Cincinnati, OH
  • North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, TX
  • First Night, Mobile, AL
  • Belle Shere Festival, Ashville, NC
  • Jubilee Festival, Jackson, MS
  • Hanover Highland Games, Richmond, VA
  • City Stages, Birmingham, AL
  • Jubilee City Fest, Montgomery, AL
  • City Fest, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • The Acoustic Café, Hayden, AL
  • Gulf Coast Arts Fest, Pensacola, FL
  • Panoply Festival, Huntsville, AL
  • Kentuck Festival, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Celtic Fest, Jackson, MS
  • Jazz Fest, Pensacola, FL
  • The Helen Keller Festival, Tuscumbia, AL
  • Sumter Scottish Faire / SC
  • The Birmingham International Festival / AL
  • The Blue Ridge Celtic Festival / NC

Has Appeared With:

  • Bob Dylan
  • Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass
  • Brian McNeill
  • Kingston Trio
  • Tannahill Weavers
  • David Grisman Quintet
  • Patrick Street
  • Peter Rowan
  • Richie Havens
  • Touchstone
  • Paddy O’Brien & Chulrua
  • Kevin Burke & Open House
  • Mick Maloney & Gerry O’Sullivan
  • Claire Lynch
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra
  • Ed Miller
  • Neal Anderson & Rathkeltair (and many others!)

Radio & Television Appearances

  • National Public Radio / “Says You”
  • “Ear for the Irish”, Alabama Public Television
  • Radio Live-WUWF, Pensacola, FL
  • The Morning Show-WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL
  • WBHM Public Radio, Birmingham, AL
  • WUAL Public Radio, Tuscaloosa, AL

Music Halls & Pubs

  • Be Here Now, Ashville, NC
  • Tigin Pub, Stamford, CT
  • Baggot Inn, Greenwich Village, NYC, NY
  • South Main Café, Blacksburg, VA
  • Patrick Rooney’s Pub, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC
  • The White Horse Tavern, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Belly of the Beast/Wit’s End, Salem, VA
  • Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon, Old Town, Knoxville, TN
  • Durty Nelly’s, Chattanooga, TN
  • The Ale House, Pensacola, FL
  • The Chukker, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • The Kaffee Klatch, Huntsville, AL
  • GreenBar, Tuscaloosa, AL

Other Venues

  • Art galleries
  • Weddings
  • Conventions & conferences
  • Variety of social occasions

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