Reviews

What a few folks think about the Notions.

“One of the best American Celtic Bands I have heard in a long, long time!”

Brian McNeill
Internationally Acclaimed Scottish Singer, Songwriter and Performer
http://www.brianmcneill.co.uk/


“…I have heard and dealt with many Celtic bands over the years – none with such delight as with Henri’s Notions! The Notions brought a unique Appalachian spin to our Festival complete with a southern drawl … and fit in extremely well with our celebration of Celtic music…. but this is no ordinary band!

Although they live and love the heritage, their Appalachian roots shine through. Before they got toes tapping, they took the time with their first Canadian audience to place their art within the tradition …. their beautifully executed tunes along with Jill Chambless’s superb voice provided a smooth complement to our festival’s traditional Scottish flavour. They are consummately professional musicians and storytellers, and as equally professional and versatile offstage as they are onstage. They were a total delight to deal with and I can hardly wait to work with them again!”

Deb Dalziel
Entertainment Chairman
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games / Ontario, Canada


“For fans of the folk revival style of Planxty and DeDannan, here’s a fine group in an unlikely place: Henri’s Notions from Alabama. . . . keen melodic sense, good instrumental abilities. . . . great vocals by Jil Chambless. . . large repertoire of both classic celtic as well as original tunes . . . . upbeat and enthusiastic . . .!”

Steve Winick
Music Critic / Dirty Linen Magazine


“Great Celtic music from Alabama?! Yessiree, from the bogs of Tuscaloosa, Henris Notions have arisen to bring a fine mix of high quality instrumental work and wonderful vocals from Jil Chambless! This is an excellent band with a rich mixture of Irish, Scottish and Appalachian tunes and songs!!”

Ed Miller
Scottish Singer/Songwriter/Performer/Genius


“. . Henri’s Notions are a fine tuned American Celtic band well worth lending an ear to! . . “

John O’Regan
Music Critic / Limerick, Ireland


” I love the Notion’s . . . consistent mood and tight sound all the way . . . great vocals . . . good interpretation . . . I truly believe they are the best Celtic band to come out of the south!”

Paddy O’Brien
Green Linnet & Shanachie Recording Artist
All- Ireland Champion of the Button Accordion


“Henri’s Notion delivers a powerful, soulful blend of Celtic music that appeals to a wide audience. The instrumentation and musicianship delivered in their music pulls the listener in and leaves them with a sense of belonging to the music and the culture.”

Donovan Murray
Production Director / Grandfather Mountain Highland Games


“. . solid dance and performance music . . fresh arrangements and a wide variety of material . . I found myself pulled into the music!”

Ryan Thompson
Celtic Beat Magazine


“Henri’s Notions thrilled and excited our audience of young and old alike! The blend of instruments and vocals along with the expertise and knowledge of the Celtic music heritage made them a real crowd pleaser. I am looking forward to having them back very soon!”

David S. Briggs, Director
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
Caldwell Community College
Lenoir, NC 28645