'A SHINE of Rainbows'
starring Hollywood heart-throb Aidan Quinn and
filmed on location in Inishowen will have its
Northern Irish premiere this week in Belfast.
Local band The Henry Girls will travel to perform at
the premiere to take place on closing night of the
Coca Cola Cinemagic International Film and
Television Festival for Young People. The film was
shot at a number of locations around Inishowen last
summer and The Henry Girls features on its
soundtrack. It’s the second premiere in as many
months for the Malin sisters, following their
performance at the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival
The NI premiere of 'A
Shine of Rainbows' will take place on Wednesday,
December 2. Tickets for the event are sold out.
Joleen McLaughlin who sings and plays harp and
mandolin with the trio says the band is looking
forward to playing at the Cinemagic festival. They
will also facilitate a music workshop with Belfast
schoolchildren earlier the same day.
“Growing up with music ourselves, we understand how
important it is for young people to share in this
vital part of our culture. We always enjoy playing
music ourselves, but it’s great to share that sense
of fun. We are also really looking forward to seeing
the film," said Joleen, the youngest member of the
The Henry Girls are also launching their new album
'Dawn' which features original music from the film’s
soundtrack. The girls have had a very successful
year – with performances at the Earagail Arts
Festival, The Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival,
The Charles Macklin Festival and headlining at the
North Coast Folk Festival. They also performed and
toured with contemporary dance company Echo Echo
earlier in the year.