WE BANJO 3

We Banjos 3

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 -7:30PM

California Center For The Arts – Center Theatre
340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 -8:00PM
Pepperdine Univ. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Smothers Theatre
24255 P.C.H., Malibu, CA 90265

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 -8:00PM

El Camino College Center For The Arts (Marsee Theatre)
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506

We Banjo 3 is a band from Galway, Ireland that plays a blend of traditional Irish, old time, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass. The band is composed of two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley. Earle Hitchner, music writer for The Wall Street Journal, described their playing as a "freshness and finesse bordering on the magical,"[1] and LiveIreland proclaiming them "the hottest group in Irish music..."[2] Their debut album Roots of the Banjo Tree was released in 2012 and was named "Traditional Music Album of the Year" by The Irish Times.[3] This was followed by the release of Gather the Good in 2014. Siobhan Long, music critic for the Irish Times, writes "We Banjo 3 are a musical Betty Ford Clinic, almost singlehandedly rehabilitating the much maligned banjo in 4 short years." In 2016 the band released their fourth album String Theory which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Charts.