I’ve al­ways had Great Ex­pec­ta­tions for tal­ented sis­ters

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I’M en­joy­ing the BBC’s epic se­rial Dick­en­sian as it of­fers the chance to en­joy all the great Dick­ens char­ac­ters in one se­ries. There are lots of recog­nis­able ac­tors ap­pear­ing at var­i­ous times and I was pleased to spot Mrs Cratchit be­ing played by Jen­nifer Hen­nessy, well known from her ap­pear­ances in Dr Who, The Of­fice and Shame­less.

Hen­nessy is Jen’s stage name and her ac­tual sur­name is Hayes. She’s one of three tal­ented Hayes sis­ters from Stock­port who’ve been per­form­ing in one way or an­other since they were at pri­mary school. They got the bug very young as part of St Winifred’s School Choir.

Cathryn, An­gela and Jen­nifer have been blessed with beau­ti­ful voices and mu­si­cal abil­ity, all of them play­ing a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments.

They made a name for them­selves in lo­cal pubs and clubs be­fore head­ing off to univer­sity, start­ing fam­i­lies and fol­low­ing dif­fer­ent ca­reers.

Now they’ve de­cided it’s time to get back on the road and into the stu­dio and they’ve recorded their first al­bum, which is al­ready get­ting them no­ticed here and in Nashville.

The al­bum is called An­other Man’s Shoes and is a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal songs writ­ten from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences and in­flu­enced by the mu­sic they grew up lis­ten­ing to, the tra­di­tional mu­sic of Eng­land and Ire­land.

Sen­sa­tional har­monies en­hance the singing and top class in­ter­na­tional mu­si­cians pro­vide the ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

Now that Jen’s sorted out Tiny Tim and hung up Mrs Cratchit’s shawl, The Hayes Sis­ters will be ap­pear­ing at gigs and fes­ti­vals across the north west be­fore head­ing out on their tour of the USA.

More de­tails at www. the­hayessis­ters.com.

●● The Hayes Sis­ters al­bum, An­other Man’s Shoes

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