Thursday July 24
With titles such as Irish Times Trad Album of the Year, Best New Group of the Year (LiveIreland. com) and Concert of the Year (Irish American News), this award-winning quartet from Galway combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. Collectively the group have been at the forefront of Irish banjo and fiddle for 2 decades while their competitive success is unrivalled, with Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland accolades on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhrán and Guitar. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. With creativity, sensitivity and passion present in full measure, traditional Irish music is at the heart of what they play.