NOEL HENRY’S IRISH SHOWBAND BIOGRAPHIES
Tommie Henry was born in County Mayo and came over to the United States in 1972. Tommie has been singing and playing drums with the band since his brother Noel founded it in 1974. Since Noel passed away in 1995, Tommie has successfully led the band, coordinated the Getaway Weekends and cruises, and managed all the bookings. Tommie also owns his own landscaping company which services the south shore area. He lives in Plymouth with his wife, Laurie and they have two sons, Christopher and Declan.
Paul Kenneally was born in Boston and is the youngest of six children. He joined the band in 1985, and his ancestors hail from Ballygarvan, County Cork. He attended Berklee School of Music, where he developed superb skills and versatility on keyboards, saxophone, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, and vocals making him a tremendous asset to the band. Paul has 2 sons, and he currently works as an Assistant Clerk at the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Tim Keohane has played on the Irish music scene in Boston since 1983, and he joined the Noel Henry Band in April 2017. As a vocalist and guitarist, he brings a strong background in Irish folk music to every performance, with an extensive repertoire of classic rock and country music. He founded the band “Tradition” in 1988 and continues to perform with the group today. He also performs as “Keohane & Kenneally”, with long time friend Paul Kenneally. He is married to violinist Sheila Falls-Keohane and together they have a son and 2 daughters. He loves visiting his father’s home in Ballinadee, Co. Cork.
CAROLINE HENRY BRENNAN
Caroline Henry Brennan is the eldest daughter of Noel and Winnie Henry and has six siblings. She has always been involved with music and enjoyed attending the dances to hear her dad’s band play. Caroline joined the band in 2004 and her smile often reminds the band’s followers of her dad, Noel. She sings, plays tambourine, and guilele. She also recently recorded a solo album called “Leap” comprised of her own original songs and a bonus track of a Saw Doctors’ song: carolinebrennanmusic.com . She currently lives on Cape Cod with her husband and fellow musician, Sean Brennan.