We've found it - American Old Time & Bluegrass meets Traditional Irish and Folk music that's as fresh as a spring day daisy and as funky as a Friday night hoedown. This show has got Open House Festival written all over it.
We Banjo 3
+ Emma Sweeney
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA
Tickets: Online advance price £13.50 //
Door price £15.00
Doors 2pm* // All ages // Unreserved seating and some standing room
*Please note this is an afternoon show
Tickets available from http://www.openhousefestival.com/
• Traditional Album Of The Year, Irish Times
• New Group Of The Year, Live Ireland
• Best Concert Of The Year Live Ireland
• Music Network Young Musicwide Award
Check out their video on their homepage: http://www.webanjo3.com/
We've been looking for it for quite some time and we've finally found it - American Old Time & Bluegrass meets Traditional Irish and Folk music that's as fresh as a spring day daisy and as funky as a Friday night hoedown. And not just banjos but mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bodhran. In our book, the banjo is so hip, it hurts. This act is so hot, baby, it sizzles. The banjo has been likened to marmite - you either love it or hate it. But 2013 is the year for We Banjo 3
(plus one) who will sweep aside any doubts you may harbour about this much maligned instrument in a wave of verve and sheer joie-de-vivre. Ass-kicking in other words.
From Galway, this trio (plus 1) features Enda Scahill, who has won four All-Ireland titles, recorded with Ricky Skaggs, guested with the Chieftains and toured with Frankie Gavin and Stockton's Wing. In We Banjo 3 (plus 1) he has teamed up with Ireland's most exciting young banjo players, brothers Martin and David Howley, who have over 10 All-Ireland titles to their names. The plus one is Fergal Scahill (gifted brother of Enda and making it truly a band of brothers) on fiddle and bodhran.
"Freshness and finesse bordering on magical"
Wall Street Journal
"Count yourself among the fortunate. You are about to hear something new, something fresh, something daring, something that befits the bright, flamboyant spirit of the banjo itself"
Paul F Wells, MTSU