Galway band WE BANJO 3 at Lyric Theatre (Woodsongs) on Mon, July 27th

We Banjo 3
We Banjo 3

The award-winning Galway, Ireland-based quartet WE BANJO 3 will perform at The Lyric Theatre on the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour on Monday, July 27th with SCYTHIAN.  Showtime is 6:45 P.M. Tickets are $10.00 for the public and $5.00 for students.

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The group blends traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo 3 makes a bold and extraordinary musical statement.  Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to a blazing live show!

The band includes two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley; collectively they are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today who have been at the forefront of Irish banjo and fiddle for 2 decades. Martin Howley is a 7-time “All Ireland” Banjo champion while Enda Scahill, who is also an author on Irish banjo techniques, holds 4.  Multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Irish music and an “All Ireland” champion on fiddle and bodhran. Multi-instrumentalist David Howley is the group’s vocalist and also provides the band with its rhythm section.

We Banjo 3’s most recent studio recording, Gather The Good, received rave reviews and was named “Album of the Year” in 2015 by The “Livies” Awards, Top TIR Awards from Irish American News, Celtic Connections syndicated radio show, and Lonesome Highway RTE Radio One.  Their 2013 release, Roots of the Banjo Tree, also won many awards including “Traditional Album of The Year” by the Irish Times.    On June 1, 2015, the band released a live recording, Live In Galway.

The itinerary is as follows:
Fri, July 24—Dayton Celtic Festival—Dayton, OH
Sat, July 25—Dayton Celtic Festival—Dayton OH
Sun, July 26—Dayton Celtic Festival—Dayton OH
Mon, July 27—Woodsongs Olde Time Radio Hour—Lexington, KY
Tue, July 28—Music Box Supper Club—Cleveland, OH
Fri, July 31—Dublin Irish Fest—Dublin, OH
Sat, Aug 1—Dublin Irish Fest—Dublin, OH
Sun, Aug 2—Dublin Irish Fest—Dublin, OH
Tue, Aug 4—The Ark—Ann Arbor, MI
Wed, Aug 5—Durty Nellie’s—Palatine, IL
Thu, Aug 6—Kholer Arts Center—Sheboygan, WI
Fri, Aug 7—La Crosse Irish Festival—La Crosse, WI
Sat, Aug 8—La Crosse Irish Festival—La Crosse, WI
Thu, Aug 13—Milwaukee Irish Fest—Milwaukee, WI
Fri, Aug 14—Milwaukee Irish Fest—Milwaukee, WI
Sat, Aug 15—Milwaukee Irish Fest—Milwaukee, WI
Sun, Aug 16—Milwaukee Irish Fest—Milwaukee, WI
Fri, Aug 21—Irish Hooley—Dubuque, IA
Sat, Aug 22—Irish Hooley—Dubuque, IA
Fri, Aug 28—Erin Feis—Peoria, IL
Sat, Aug 29—Erin Feis—Peoria, IL
Sun, Aug 30—Erin Feis—Peoria, IL
Thurs, Sept 3—Old Rock House–St Louis, MO
Fri, Sept 4—Kansas City Irish Fest—Kansas City, MO
Sat, Sept 5—Kansas City Irish Fest—Kansas City, MO
Sun, Sept 6—Kansas City Irish Fest—Kansas City, MO
Fri, Sept 11—Pittsburgh Irish Festival—Pittsburgh, PA
Sat, Sept 12—Pittsburgh Irish Festival—Pittsburgh, PA
Sun, Sept 13—Pittsburgh Irish Festival—Pittsburgh, PA
Tue, Sept 15—Irish Heritage Center—Cincinnati, OH
Wed, Sept 16—World Music Festival, Szold Hall—Chicago, IL
Thu, Sept 17—World Music Festival, Preston Bradley Center—Chicago, IL
Fri, Sept 18—Michigan Irish Music Festival—Muskegon, MI
Sat, Sept 19—Michigan Irish Music Festival—Muskegon, MI