We Banjo 3 coming to Marshfield Aug. 9
For the Hub City Times
NASHVILLE, TN – We Banjo 3, an award-winning band from Galway, Ireland, will perform at Chestnut Center for The Arts, 208 S. Chestnut Ave. Marshfield, on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, We Banjo 3’s sound is a blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”
We Banjo 3 comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Martin Howley is a seven-time “All Ireland” banjo and mandolin champion. Enda Scahill, an author on Irish banjo techniques, holds four “All Ireland” titles. Multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Irish music, with a growing international reputation, and “All Ireland” titles on fiddle and bodhran. David Howley, with “All-Ireland” titles on guitar and banjo, is the group’s vocalist and guitarist known for his showmanship and deeply emotive vocals.
We Banjo 3 will release their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, in conjunction with their upcoming U.S. and Canada tours.
Martin Howley explains, “This album is a mix of songs and instrumental that is informed by a core idea of haven – the idea that music provides a safe space in this increasingly maddening world. We’ve been told repeatedly that people who come to our shows feel we provide an escape and we love the idea of hope and peace being a message, so that became our central theme.”
For more information, call 715-398-8999 or visit chestnutarts.org.