Sorry. I’m only messing. But it brings me onto one of our last featured groups of August.
It’s Tuesday and you’re getting stuck into another week so today I thought I would feature a group with a difference to brighten up your Tuesday. href=”http://www.webanjo3.com/”>We Banjo 3 are a group that mix traditional Irish music with old time and blue grass music they like to call Celt Grass. The group was formed in county Galway in the west of Ireland and is made up of two sets of brothers Fergal and Enda Scahill and David and Martin Howley. Each member of the band is a multi-instrumentalist with all except Fergal being a banjo player. The group began its musical journey in 2011 and have taken the traditional music world by storm. Since 2011 the band have recorded 3 studio albums and one live album from Galway. Their first album Roots of the Banjo Tree was named traditional album of the year by the Irish Times. The Wall Street Journal has described the groups playing as “a freshness and finesse bordering on the magical”. Their latest album String Theory released in 2016 debuted at number one on the billboard world charts.
Fiddle Player for the group Fergal Scahill in January of this year began his tune a day for a year and manages to fit in a tune each day while touring with the group. This summer saw the band embark on their Light in the Western Sky tour and they also performed at the Milwaukee Irish Festival.
Ceol FM’s Darragh was lucky enough to see the group perform live at an intimate gig in the Set Theatre Kilkenny in May. He was blown away by their energy and musicality.
For more information on We Banjo 3 visit the We Banjo 3 website.