We Banjo 3

Brothers Enda & Fergal Scahill and David & Martin Howley–collectively known as Galway-based quartet We Banjo 3—are a decade dedicated to their music, fans, and to their unique craft of bridging the gap between the traditions of Irish and American folk music; a straddling act that few dare attempt and even fewer accomplish. Today, We Banjo 3 released an entirely new collection of songs into the world with their album Open The Road.


In May of 2020, in the haze of “waiting for more information,” We Banjo 3’s David Howley set his cup of coffee down on the piano lid, played one chord, and the first line of their new song “Gift Of Life” popped right out—“Over the ditch and into the wilds.”


Traditional Irish music and traditional American music share a lot of similarities in instrumentation, lyrical content, and community participation. Still, there are a surprisingly few number of acts who straddle that musical gap across the Atlantic—and even fewer who’ve made a decade-long, award-winning career out of it like Galway-based quartet We Banjo 3.

Old Settler’s Music Festival is pleased to announce the first wave of bands confirmed for its 35th anniversary gathering, slated for April 21-24 — a welcome return to its usual springtime slot. The festival takes place at its permanent home in Tilmon, Texas, 12 miles southeast of Lockhart.

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the second round of artist additions for MerleFest 2022, which will be held April 28-May 1, 2022. Old Crow Medicine Show, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Allison Russell, and We Banjo 3 will join an already impressive lineup which includes performances by Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, Rissi Palmer, and more. MerleFest is the annual late April homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Ireland’s brightest acoustic band We Banjo 3 (WB3), celebrates this holiday season with all things “A Winter Wonderful” including the release of their first holiday CD and a U.S. tour in December (their first in 21 months). WB3 will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO, on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages.


GRAMMY® award-winning bluegrass quintet, the Infamous Stringdusters are very pleased to announce a series of fall dates, their first full tour since March 2020.

We Banjo 3 (WB3) hosts their next epic virtual experience, We Banjo 3: Live From Ireland on March 13, 2021. For We Banjo 3: Live From Ireland, all four WB3 band members will be TOGETHER & PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE for the first time since the pandemic shut down concerts exactly one year ago.


We Banjo 3 (WB3) hosts a festive holiday livestream airing December 18 at 8pm EST. Dubbed “A Winter Wonderful,” the evening will feature a special WB3 performance, plus musical sets by a short list of special guests to be announced soon. Event tickets are $20, with limited edition merch bundles available at higher price points. Each ticket purchase includes on-demand access for 48 hours post event. Tickets available now at www.webanjo3.com.


Today, details for Follow The Light, a virtual music festival to be hosted August 29, 2020 – are unveiled. Produced by We Banjo 3 (WB3) as an ode to the band’s Irish heritage, the evening will feature musical performances by WB3, Gaelic Storm, Sharon Shannon, Nathan Carter and The East Pointers, with non-music festival features throughout the program.

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