WE BANJO Three, a quartet made of two pairs of brothers, have become something of a phenomenon in the folk/trad world, especially these last six months, which has seen them nominated for an award and play Latin America.
The band - Martin and David Howley and Enda and Fergal Schaill - have released two albums to date, The Roots Of The Banjo Tree and Gather The Good (launched as part of the recent Galway Sessions Festival); been nominatedfor the Best Newcomer category in the Songlines Magazine Awards; played the Banco de La Republica festival in Columbia.
Next stop is their Galway International Arts Festival gig in Monroe’s Live on Wednesday July 23 at 8pm. To whet your appetite, the Galway Advertiser, as part of our Essential Songs Playlist, presents five of the band's very best moments, for you to listen, watch, and enjoy:
A great, rootsy take on the old chestnut, recorded live in Wales in 2013.
'All We Need'
The lads show off their mastery of American trad and folk stylings on this tasty number.
Here we catch the band on stage at the Kansas City Irish Fest 2013 with the tandard 'Soldier's Joy'. Just watch Fergal Schaill go!
'Gonna Write Me A Letter'
This video was shot in An Taibhdhearc for Clar Imeall on TG4.
'Gather The Good'
The title track of We Banjo Three's new album.
Tickets for the Monroe's GIAF show are available through www.giaf.com