We Banjo 3
‘We Banjo 3’ are an award-winning quartet from Galway. Comprised of two sets of brothers, they combine the best of Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. Their success is unrivalled, holding over twenty All Ireland titles between them.
Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion they make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.
Enda has recorded and performed with The Chieftains, Frankie Gavin, Stockton’s Wing, Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs and "Instrumental Band of the Decade”, The Brock McGuire Band. Fergal has performed with David Munnelly, Máirtín O’Connor and Kevin Crawford and has toured the world with Ragus and Celtic Legends. Martin was the very first Irish banjo player to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and David is fast building a reputation for his deep, muscular singing.
‘We Banjo 3’ play with swing and soul, effortlessly combining the best of Irish and Bluegrass banjo music and song, miming the rich vein of the American Old Time tradition and thoroughly reinventing the banjo band sound. Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to an incredible feast of banjo and mandolin music – guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping. Their debut album ‘Roots of the Banjo Tree’ was released to critical acclaim.
Eileen McCabe, Irish Music Magazine commented, "Stunning stuff from the guys that have sown the seeds of a new and innovative era in banjo music.....pure listening pleasure”.