Colin Henry

North Antrim musician Colin Henry was brought up on the late night music sessions in his family hotel. Not the familiar trad or bluegrass sessions, however, but around the piano – playing and singing swing, jazz, show tunes and the occasional Irish ballad.
His first performance at the age of 15 was playing ‘Down by the Riverside’ on tenor banjo at a Saturday night dinner dance in the hotel. He has been playing and performing ever since. His musical epiphany came when he discovered the resonator guitar or ‘Dobro’, as it is popularly known.