We Banjo Three to play An Taibhdhearc

We Banjo Three.

We Banjo Three.

SPARKS WILL fly when We Banjo 3, featuring Galway virtuosos Enda and Fergal Scahill, team up with Dublin roots band I Draw Slow for a concert at An Taibhdhearc.

Despite the name, We Banjo 3 are in fact, a quartet, albeit one featuring three banjo players. The line up is David Howley (banjo/guitar/vocals ), Martin Howley (banjo/mandolin/tenor guitar ), Enda Scahill (banjo/mandolin/tenor guitar ), and Fergal Scahill (fiddle/guitar/bodhrán/percussion ).

American music critic Bill Margeson has called them “terrific...wonderful musicianship of the first order. Best of all, they are different”. The band play Irish folk and trad, old-time Americana, ragtime, and bluegrass. Their début album, Roots Of The Banjo Tree, was The Irish Times best trad album for 2012.

Dublin’s I Draw Slow - Louise Holden (vocals ), Dave Holden (vocals/guitar ), Colin Derham (banjo ), Adrian Hart (fiddle ), Konrad Liddy (double bass ) - play Appalachian and Irish traditional music. Their most second album, Redhills, was an RTÉ album of the week and enjoyed great sales in Ireland.

Hotpress said the band “sing with a real sense of joy, never letting the virtuosity get in the way of delivering delicious performances”.

The show takes place on Thursday February 28 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 from An Taibhdhearc through 091 - 562024 or email [email protected]

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